XL Group has named new Barbara Luck as chief underwriting officer in its North America Primary Casualty business, effective from 13 August 2012.

Luck will report to Ken Riegler, president of XL Group’s North America Primary Casualty unit and will be based in New York.

Riegler said, "Her extensive underwriting management experience will be a valuable asset to maintain our disciplined underwriting and ensure profitable growth."

"She will work with our US Risk Management, Multinational Casualty and Middle Market teams to establish underwriting strategies, guidelines and pricing."

"Under her guidance, our underwriting teams will be well informed and equipped to make knowledgeable underwriting decisions and develop creative solutions to help our clients address their casualty exposures both domestically and internationally."

Prior to accepting the current role, Luck was working with ACE USA where she most recently served as executive vice president and chief underwriting officer of its ACE Risk Management division.