NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Catlin continues to build out its Political Risk & Trade Credit insurance capabilities, now with the appointment of Barry G. Huber as its Global Practice Leader for Political Risk & Trade Credit (PRTC) Claims. Mr. Huber is based in New York, reports to Martin Turner, Global Practice Leader for Specialty Claims, in London, and supports the Global PTRC business headed by Dan Riordan, Global President of PRTC, in Washington D.C. Commenting on Mr. Huber's appointment, Mr. Turner said: "XL Catlin's claims team is committed to delivering excellence in claims service. Having someone with Barry's 25 years of political risk experience and technical claims management expertise join our global claims team further enriches that commitment. As a Global Practice Leader, Barry will provide oversight and direction to achieve sensible claims resolution for our Political Risk & Trade Credit clients, helping us ensure we deliver the globally consistent and flexible service that we promise to deliver with every insurance policy." "We are delighted to have Barry join us," said Mr. Riordan. "With his strong claims background, global perspective and excellent reputation in the market, I am confident that he will be an invaluable asset to our business. Our global Credit and Political Risk team has been making great strides, and Barry's appointment marks an excellent addition as we concentrate on delivering outstanding service and innovation to our customers and brokers." Mr. Huber joins XL Catlin from Zurich Insurance Group where he served as Global Claims Manager for Zurich Credit and Political Risk. Prior to his most recent position, he served as assistant vice president of specialty claims, political risk and complex surety for Chubb. Mr. Huber currently serves on the Claim & Recovery Committee for the Berne Union. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.