XL Catlin has announced it has made four key appointments to its North American aviation team.

David Watts, who most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at Boston Marks London, has been appointed Vice-President, Canadian Aviation Manager.

Alex Barker, who will report to Mr. Watts, assumes management responsibility of the Aviation team in Calgary.

Stephanie Hope joins from Charles Taylor, where she most recently served as Loss Adjuster and she has been appointed Aviation Underwriter, Calgary.

Mr. Watts, Mr. Barker and Ms Hope have all been appointed to XL Catlin’s Canada Branch.

Timothy Bartos has been appointed VP Senior Underwriter, based in New York, and he most recently served as New York Regional Aviation Manager at AIG.

Eric Donofrio, Head of North America Aviation, said: “We are relentlessly focused on securing the best talent to continue to serve our brokers and clients with innovative products and top level service.

“Both David and Timothy are experienced underwriters and leaders, an excellent addition to our teams in Canada and the U.S.”

Nick Greggains, Country Manager, said: “Alex’s promotion is in recognition of his hard work and leadership and we are delighted to have Stephanie join our growing team of Canada market experts.

“Our North American Aviation team has exceptional technical knowledge and experience in their relevant fields, and with the addition of David at the helm in Canada we will continue to deliver on our promise and market leading portfolios.”