XL Insurance has appointed Andrew Hookings as environmental underwriter for Australia.

In his new role, Hookings will focus on the growing demand for environmental insurance with particular focus on the construction industry.

Hookings has more than 10 years’ insurance industry experience, most recently as client relationship Manager for XL Insurance in Sydney.

XL Insurance Australia country manager Craig Langham said i am delighted for Andrew to be joining XL Insurance’s team of talented underwriters. We see great potential for specialist and local environmental insurance solutions in the Australian market.

"XL Insurance’s strong underwriting expertise and product design, coupled with international claims experience, will allow them to further deliver comprehensive products and services that effectively respond to the specific needs of clients and brokers," Langham added.

XL Insurance has offices in Sydney and Melbourne offering property, liability, professional lines, construction, marine, product contamination and environmental insurance to medium and large local businesses.