Stephen Catlin is Executive Deputy Chairman of XL Group. He began his insurance career in 1973, joining BL Evens & Others on Syndicate 264 at Lloyd's. In 1982 he became deputy underwriter, specialising in the excess of loss and energy accounts, where he was supported as a market leader. He founded Catlin Underwriting Agencies Limited in 1984, which later became part of Catlin Group Limited. Stephen served as the Catlin Group’s Chief Executive throughout its history and also served as the active underwriter of Lloyd’s Syndicate 1003 and, later, Syndicate 2003 until May 2003. He became Executive Deputy Chairman of XL Group plc in May 2015 upon the completion of XL’s acquisition of Catlin Group Limited.
From September 1996 to January 2002, Stephen was the Lloyd's nominated Director of Equitas Holdings Limited. He served as Chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association, the trade association representing the interests of Lloyd's underwriters and underwriting agents, from May 2000 until January 2003. He was a member of the Council of Lloyd's from 2002 to 2004 and a member of the Lloyd's Franchise Board from January 2003 until December 2006. He was President of the Insurance Institute of London in 2010-2011.
He was selected as Ernst & Young’s "UK Entrepreneur of the Year" in October 2011. He has been elected chair of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) for a two-year term from January 2015. Stephen was inducted into the International Insurance Society Insurance Hall of Fame in June 2015 and is Vice Chairman of the Society. He is Co-Chair of the Insurance Development Forum.
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