Whitehurst promoted at Axa XL
Carla Whitehurst has been promoted to head of legal Bermuda, by Axa XL. She will be responsible for leading the coordination of all legal work across Axa XL's Bermuda platform.
She was formerly senior vice-president, associate general counsel, and is an attorney licensed to practice law in Bermuda, Maryland, and Jamaica, and has about 20 years of experience as in-house counsel at (re)insurance companies in Bermuda.
Ms Whitehurst joined Axa XL, at the time XL Catlin, in 2015. In her new role she will report to Ursula Kerrigan, Axa XL's general counsel for insurance and reinsurance, North America, who said: “Carla has an impressive and expansive background in the insurance and reinsurance industry and is a member of the North America Legal Leadership team. This well-deserved promotion reflects her dedication to her business clients and her authentic leadership style.”
Patrick Tannock, chief executive officer of XL Bermuda Ltd/Insurance and country manager for Axa XL in Bermuda, added: “We're fortunate to have Carla on our local leadership team. She is a well-respected business partner. Her legal acumen and experience are assets to us here and throughout Axa XL.”
In addition to her professional career, Ms Whitehurst has been active in local youth-focused initiatives, including serving on the board of trustees of the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies, and providing reading mentorship for students through YouthNet as well as The Reading Clinic.