John Charman
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.

Mr. Charman joined Endurance in May 2013 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  He has 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, he founded and served for 11 years as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Axis Capital Holdings Limited.  Prior to that, Mr. Charman was the Chief Executive Officer of Tarquin plc, the parent company of the Charman Underwriting Agencies at Lloyd’s, which was sold to Ace Limited in 1998.  Mr. Charman was a Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lloyd’s and a member of the Lloyd’s Core Management Group and Lloyd’s Market Board between 1995 and 1997 during the financial crisis at Lloyds.