John Charman

Chairman & CEO, Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.

Mr. Charman joined Endurance in May 2013 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has over four decades of global experience in the insurance industry and has been in a senior underwriting position since 1975 and a CEO role since 1981. Most recently, Mr. Charman was a founding partner and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Axis Capital Holdings Limited from its inception in 2001 until he retired in the middle of 2012.

From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Charman served as Deputy Chairman of ACE INA Holdings and President of ACE International and also served as Chief Executive Officer at ACE Global Markets from 1998 to 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Charman was the Chief Executive Officer of Tarquin pic (a joint venture company among Insurance Partners, Harvard University and the Charman Group), the parent company of the Charman Underwriting Agencies at Lloyd’s, which was sold to Ace Limited in 1998. Between 1995 and 1997, he was also the Senior Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lloyd’s and a member of the Lloyd’s Core Management Group and Lloyd’s Market Board.

Mr. Charman is also an active contributor to Bermuda business and cultural organizations. He held the position of Second Deputy Chair for Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) from January 2011 to June 2012 and was on the Board of HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited as a Non-Executive Director from 2004 to 2013. In addition, Mr. Charman joined the Board of the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in July 2009 and, every year since 2008, he has sponsored the annual Charman Prize for the Museum.