Katie Partington Howarth

CUO at AXIS Capital

Katie Partington Howarth is the Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) and Head of its Reinsurance Products Division. In this role, Partington Howarth is responsible for the global underwriting approach and portfolio management for all lines of business across AXIS Re. Based in Bermuda, she will be a member of the Reinsurance Leadership Team, reporting to AXIS Re CEO Steve Arora. Partington Howarth most recently served as Group Head of Ceded Reinsurance at Argo, where she was responsible for the implementation of the company’s treaty reinsurance and retrocessional purchases worldwide Prior to that, she was Head of Underwriting Risk for Ariel Re, having served in a succession of senior roles at the company since its formation in 2005. Partington Howarth joined Ariel Re from Benfield Ltd., where she spent four years as a catastrophe risk analyst and broker. She began her reinsurance career at E.W. Blanch in London.


  • CUO

    January 29, 2021 - present

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