New hire will be responsible for underwriting cyber and professional indemnity insurance


XL Catlin has appointed James Tuplin as head of cyber & technology, media and telecoms (TMT) international.

Tuplin leaves QBE where he held the position of cyber & TMT portfolio manager for three years. He previously held the position of senior technology PI and cyber underwriter at Allianz Insurance. Prior to this, he spent 10 years at Zurich Global Corporate, where he held various underwriting positions specialising in errors & omissions and professional indemnity insurance, in the UK and Canada.

In his new role, Tuplin will be responsible for the underwriting of cyber insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance for the technology and media sectors.

XL Catlin insurance head of international financial lines Louise Dennerståhl described Tuplin as a “respected figure in the market, known for his expertise in cyber insurance and his knowledge of the technology sector”.

Speaking on the relevance of the role within today’s insurance landscape, Dennerståhl said: “There is a clear requirement for cyber coverage amongst clients and we are delighted that James has joined us as Head of Cyber & TMT.”