James took over the role of President & Chief Executive Officer in April 2008, moving from the CUO position which he had assumed during 2007. James joined Arch Europe in September 2005 after 13 years with XL Capital Ltd in London as Deputy Underwriter of Syndicate 861/1209 at Lloyd’s and Director of Brockbank Syndicate Management Ltd. Latterly he was responsible for establishing the London branch of XL Europe Ltd. Since joining Arch, James has established the Executive Assurance and Professional Liability division. James has underwritten a broad range of Directors & Officers Liability and Professional Liability business in the North American and International markets. Prior to XL Capital, he worked as an underwriter with the Merrett Group and as a broker with Willis Ltd.