InsurTech people moves: AXA XL, Cytora, Wrisk Solutions

From CEO to member of the board and beyond at AXA XL, Cytora, Wrisk Solutions. We take a look at the insurtech sector's latest people moves for July 2021


Andrew Diesel

Leaving: Gallagher

Joining: AXA XL

Was: Senior Risk Control Consultant

Now: Casualty Risk Consultant - Fleet

With nearly 10 years experience in fleet management from his time spent with Gallagher and Marsh & McLennan, Andrew Diesel will be providing technical support to AXA XL’s underwriters and clients primarily in the US and Canada. Diesel’s new role will also include taking responsibility for executing engagements with clients, including in partnership with a growing ecosystem of tech partners. Diesel previously served as a Senior Risk Control Consultant at Gallagher, where he had responsibility for implementing the National Risk Control Strategy and led the National Fleet and Transportation, working group.


Karen Green

Leaving: Aspen UK

Joining: Cytora

Was: CEO

Now: Member of the board

After a 12-year stint as CEO of Aspen UK and serving on the Aspen Group Executive Committee, Karen Green is joining the UK insurtech Cytora’s advisory board in a move where she’ll help drive growth across the company. She is a Non-Executive Director at Phoenix Group Holdings Plc, Admiral Insurance Group Plc, and Asta Managing Agency Ltd. She is also a Council member of Lloyd’s of London and is Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London.


Robert Cottrell

Leaving: Headland Associates

Joining: Wrisk Solutions

Was: Partner

Now: Head of Commercial Development

Robert Cottrell joins Wrisk Insurance as the new Head of Commercial Development. With more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance and automotive sectors, including seven as Director of Insurance at Volkswagen Financial Services where he led the delivery of all insurance-related activity, Cottrell will bring a wealth of skills to the new role.  He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute - and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

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