NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Catlin has appointed Barbara Luck as president of its Global Excess Casualty business, promoted from her current role as Chief Underwriting Officer of XL Catlin's Global Risk Management business. Ms. Luck assumes her new leadership role on December 1, reporting to Joe Tocco, Chief Executive of XL Catlin's Americas region. Commenting on Ms. Luck's promotion, Mr. Tocco said: "We're excited to see talented leaders like Barbara step up to new challenges and opportunities. With more than 25 years of insurance underwriting and management experience, Barbara assumes her new role with a proven track record of bringing together multiple lines of insurance business to drive development of innovative, tailored insurance coverage for our primary casualty clients and profitable growth goals for our team. Now, combining Barbara's strong leadership with our very skilled global excess casualty team, we anticipate even more impressive developments as we maximize our global excess casualty capacity, capabilities and global scale to offer our clients' additional layers of insurance protection for today's complex business risks." Ms. Luck joined XL Catlin in 2012 from ACE USA where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of its ACE Risk Management division. She also served as Chief Underwriting Officer for ACE's National Accounts and held positions as Branch Underwriting Manager and Vice President of Business Development. Prior to her 11 year- tenure with ACE, Ms. Luck held various casualty management, brokerage and underwriting positions at Marsh, Zurich and AIG. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton.