In November 2010, Charles was appointed President and Chief Underwriting Officer, XL Re Ltd. He is a member of XL’s Reinsurance Executive Group, and also is a member of XL Group’s Managing Director leadership team.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Head of North American Property Catastrophe Reinsurance Underwriting at Validus Reinsurance Ltd. Charles has 17 years of experience in the industry, including nine years with XL. He began his XL career with XL Reinsurance America, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut, in 2000 as an Assistant Vice President and Corporate Planning Analyst. In 2005, he transferred to the Bermuda office where he was Senior Vice President & Underwriter for XL Re Ltd with responsibility for Property catastrophe and specialty accounts business.