Beatrice Jane Salter becomes chief underwriting officer of professional lines for Europe

XL Insurance has appointed Beatrice Jane Salter as chief underwriting officer of professional lines for Continental Europe.

Salter will be based in Paris and will report to Bernard Horovitz, XL Insurance’s Global chief underwriting officer of Professional Lines. She will become a member of the Continental Europe and Asia Regional Management Board.

Beatrice Salter has worked for Sun Alliance and Zurich. She was also a founding member of MAG Global Financial Products, subsequently called HCC Global Financial Products, in Barcelona.

She had responsibility for developing their European financial lines business. In her last role prior to joining XL Insurance, she was a partner with Jardine Lloyd Thompson Insurance Brokers in London.

Stefan Zemp, chief operating officer for XL Insurance Continental Europe and Asia, commented: ‘I am convinced that our clients and our business in the region will greatly benefit from her expertise.’