Axis has promoted Jay Hamilton to lead its global accident and health (A&H) insurance offering, the Bermudian announced yesterday.

In the newly-created role, Hamilton will be based in Chicago and report directly to the CEO of Axis Insurance Peter Wilson.

The new job will see the executive head up the carrier’s A&H insurance business in markets across the US and the rest of the world.

Hamilton has been at Axis for eight years as CEO of the group’s North American A&H insurance business.

Before that, he spent ten years at Chubb, where he looked after the firm’s A&H business. He was at CNA prior to that.

“Jay has built a strong reputation within the accident and health insurance market and is a trusted partner to many of our most strategic A&H brokers and clients,” said Wilson.

“His appointment to global head of A&H insurance reaffirms our commitment to ensuring we remain a valued partner to our clients and brokers in the accident and health insurance market.”