Axis Re appoints Michael Leahey to head of agriculture reinsurance

Axis Re has announced the promotion of Michael Leahey to head of agriculture reinsurance, effective July 1.

In this role, Leahey will be responsible for setting the strategy, optimising its portfolio and leading the underwriting of Axis Re’s agriculture business. 

Leahey joined Axis in 2017 and has held the positions of senior property underwriter of CAT, interim head of property and most recently senior property underwriter. 

He has also held senior positions at PartnerRE and Catlin Re Switzerland.

Ann Haugh, president global markets for AXIS Re said: “Michael brings considerable underwriting experience to this role and has a proven track record of success. I am excited for the potential of our agriculture reinsurance business under Michael’s leadership, and congratulate him for this well-deserved promotion.”

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