Axis Insurance has bolstered its US cyber and technology team with the appointments of Peter Smith, Emma Werth and Jessica Currier from Swiss Re, Tokio Marine HCC and Hiscox, respectively.

Smith will join Axis as underwriting manager, US cyber and technology, while Werth and Currier will join as senior underwriters.

Smith will specialise in middle market underwriting and strategic development across cyber and technology errors and omissions (E&O). He has more than 12 years of specialty insurance experience and joins Axis from Swiss Re where he was a vice president and senior underwriter in cyber and technology E&O. 

Before that, he was a senior underwriter for specialty E&O at Zurich North America, and claims assistant vice president at Marsh & McLennan Companies, where he focused on property and casualty and E&O.

Werth will focus on cyber and technology underwriting. She spent the previous two years at NAS Insurance Services and later Tokio Marine HCC following its acquisition of NAS. Before that, she worked at Zurich North America as an associate underwriter for middle market property and casualty with an emphasis on large business casualty.

Currier will focus on media E&O. She was a senior underwriter at Hiscox handling media for regional and large program accounts. She started her career at Risk Strategies in its entertainment business with a focus on film, TV and Broadway shows. 

Dan Trueman, Axis Insurance global head of cyber and technology, said: “Axis Insurance’s global cyber and technology business continues its strategic positioning with the hiring of three talented and experienced underwriters who will help our clients address the full scope of the cyber threat landscape.”