XL Insurance has appointed John Glancy as its new chief underwriting officer. Mr Glancy will report to CEO designate David Duclos.

Mr Glancy joined XL Insurance in 2003. He has headed XL Insurance’s global professional operations, which provides insurance for professional indemnity, directors and officers, employment practices liability and management liability. Before that, he was corporate vice president of commercial lines for Royal & SunAlliance USA.

In his new role, Mr Glancy’s responsibilities will include product management, risk management, ceded reinsurance, product development, strategic analysis and overall underwriting governance.