Conan M. Ward currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Validus Reinsurance, Ltd., the reinsurance arm of the Validus Group.
He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Validus Re from January 2006 to August of 2009.
Prior to the formation of Validus Re, Mr. Ward was Executive Vice President of the Global Reinsurance division of Axis Capital Holdings, Ltd. from November 2001 until November 2005, where he oversaw the division’s worldwide property catastrophe, property per risk, property pro rata portfolios.
He is one of the founders of Axis Specialty, Ltd and was a member of the operating board and senior management committee of Axis Capital.
From July 2000 to November 2001, Mr. Ward was a Senior Vice President at Guy Carpenter & Co.