XL Group's reinsurance operations has appointed Tim Fisher as senior vice president & Canadian branch manager.

Fisher will report to managing director and head of casualty reinsurance in North America Christopher Buse, and will manage XL’s Toronto-based reinsurance underwriting team.

With over 25 years of expertise in the reinsurance industry, Fisher will utilize his skills for the development of existing industry relationships while building new ones throughout Canada, the underwriter said.

Prior to the new role, he managed XL’s Bermuda reinsurance operations and has played a key role in the development of the reinsurance book of business which comprises a broad range of risks, including US and international property catastrophe and specialty risks.

Buse said, "His vast industry experience and knowledge will fully complement the expertise within our existing Toronto team and help to further strengthen our presence in the Canadian market."

XL provides reinsurance products to industries including aerospace, property, casualty, marine and specialty.