SCOR's CUO of Aviation Andrea Sommerlad announces her retirement

3 August 2022 — Andrei Victor
French reinsurer SCOR announced that after 25 years of service Andrea Sommerlad, Chief Underwriting Officer, Aviation, has announced her retirement.

"Andrea is a truly core member of SCOR Global Lines and Zurich teams and while we are sad to be losing her insights, expertise, and personal touch, we wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement".

As of Sep 1st, the Aviation team will be led by Adrian Poxon as CUO, who will be taking on this role in addition to his existing duties. "In the months leading up to Andrea's retirement, there will be an orderly handover of the accounts to Adrian".

Adrian Poxon spent the first half of his career in the London market, starting out in Aviation insurance before changing direction to marine when he moved from the company market into Lloyd's.

In 1991 he joined Leslie and Godwin as a marine broker and producer of hull and liability business predominantly out of the North American market.

In 1998 he returned to underwriting when he joined Gerling Global Re in London as the Deputy marine and energy underwriter.

In 2003 he left the London market to join PartnerRe in Zurich rising to Head of their Global marine and energy team.

In 2014 he joined Endurance Specialty Insurance Limited as Global head of marine and energy, being promoted to head of Global Specialty lines the following year.

He joined SCOR in January 2022 as Chief Underwriting Officer of the Global Specialty lines for Marine & Energy, Engineering, Aviation and Space, with Sylvain Gauden - CUO for Marine & Energy, Andreas Arnold - CUO for Engineering, and Andrea Sommerlad - CUO for Aviation reporting to him.

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