Head of Cyber Risk Consulting Services

XL Group


Head of Cyber Risk Consulting Services(

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Head of Cyber Risk Consulting Services


At AXA XL, we offer more than thirty lines of business across Property, Casualty and Specialty risk, insuring companies with most complex risks across different territories. As we look to the future our desire is to continue growing to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our clients, of all business types and size. A key initiative to help us achieve this aim is to build a compelling Cyber Risk Consulting proposition across AXA XL and AXA Group. This will enable us to enhance our existing product and service expertise with new experience and skills to support our clients on their cyber risk management journey.

With investment from AXA Group, this exciting growth plan means that we have an opportunity for an experienced Cyber Risk Leader to join us to develop AXA XL’s global Cyber underwriting and consulting services proposition and to work closely with the Cyber Centre of Excellence (COE). This strategy will ensure that AXA XL is positioned to offer clients and brokers product and services across key elements of the cyber including:

  • Leading the development and implementation of an integrated Cyber Security Risk Management Services Methodology ensuring a consistent approach to managing cyber security risks is adopted across the business.
  • Serving as the driving force behind the development of the Cyber Risk Consulting proposition fortifying our team and capabilities.
  • Promote a positive cyber security risk culture with clients and ensure underwriters understand client risk profiles.
  • Provide thought leadership, oversight, and subject matter expertise for identifying, assessing, treating and reporting Cyber Security Risks across all Sectors in the business detailed knowledge of assets and systems.

AXA XL’s culture of profitable growth is at the core of our underwriting ethos, and the primary driver of both strategic and day-to-day decisions. As an extensive global business, we take pride in teamwork, underwriting excellence, discipline, and the implementation of consistent underwriting and risk consulting standards and practices. We aim to consistently outperform the competition and attract the best talent by being the employer of choice in the markets we operate in.

As the Head of Cyber Risk Consulting, you will embody these values and be responsible for the delivery of outstanding risk consulting services to underwriters and clients. This role is considered both a technical and market/customer-facing position to build a robust market and client profile.

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What will your essential responsibilities include?

You will be responsible for organising the cyber workstreams within Risk Consulting across AXA XL, partnering extensively with all key stakeholders to support our growth ambitions and lay the foundations to credibly build a scalable and profitable global business.

Additionally, it is expected from this role to develop talent, ensuring our environment is challenging/exciting and making our employees to find their work purposeful by helping the society evolvement in a positive direction, solving a relevant and current problem. Essential responsibilities include:

  • Development of end-to-end strategic delivery of our Cyber Risk Consulting proposition, supporting the brand, team and capabilities.
  • Development of guidelines and protocols that will define how Risk Consultants provide advice and coach Underwriters, Brokers and Cyber Clients, offering expert insights into industry-specific risks, and support Clients in implementing their cyber risk reduction strategy to drive AXA’s contribution to a cyber safer economy.
  • Strategising tailored Risk Consulting solutions that enhance risk profiles and address our client’s unique cyber risk landscapes while driving sustainability.
  • Recruit, train, develop and manage a team of experts that will regularly visit or interact with clients to evaluate location and industry specific risks and report findings in a structured way back to underwriting and the client.
  • You will be working very closely with AXA’s Cyber Centre of Excellence(COE), providing them with insights into industry trends, emerging issues, and technical information.
  • Define and implement the necessary tools and processes to streamline operations, generate quality data and enhance our risk knowledge.
  • Inspire a culture of collaboration and performance management within the team; identify training needs and develop plans to address.
  • You will meticulously uphold and enforce adherence to our technical rules and guidelines, which will require high level of commitment to technical excellence and governance, ensuring that all cyber risk consulting activities align seamlessly with our organisational standards.
  • In collaboration with the Cyber COE, promote the professional growth of a diverse and engaged community, whilst planning effectively to meet the succession needs of the organisation. You will be sharing your knowledge and expertise with colleagues who are interested in learning about cyber risk mitigation.
  • You will be working with our local claims team helping them to better understand the losses we pay. Your in-depth industry knowledge is key for this support.
  • You will be building a set of cyber services that are available to clients to help them understand, manage and mitigate their risk. You will be accountable for service delivery to achieve the established targets and enable profitable growth.
  • Work closely with AXA Group and other AXA entities, to collaborate and innovate where possible.

You will report to the Head of Risk Consulting.

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We’re looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related discipline.
  • Solid Cyber Security Risk Management experience across multiple organisations or lines of business
  • High level knowledge of Cyber Insurance
  • Outstanding Technical and Leadership skills, across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Strategic Thinking: experience in the development and execution of strategic cybersecurity plans. Ability to consult and implement strategy in a matrix management network
  • Complex understanding of regulations, policy and procedures and Risk Frameworks within a cyber-security environment
  • Experience of working effectively with a variety of partners from different technology and business teams
  • In depth knowledge of technical security systems, security architecture, security technology and associated penetration testing and Security Event Management methodologies
  • Appreciation of the potential impact of security events and ability to prioritise them
  • Ability to identify developing patterns and trends in data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Continuous Learning mindset: given the ever-evolving nature of cybersecurity threats, showing commitment to ongoing professional development and staying up to date with the latest security trends. Proven experience at directly engaging, influencing, and managing stakeholders across departmental and organisational boundaries up to and including C-level.
  • Experience in articulating IS risks in business language and advising on the appropriate risk management action.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to create clear, concise and engaging presentations breaking down difficult problems.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • CRISC, CISSP, CISM, IRM or equivalent
  • Experience of risk management specifically in the Cyber Security
  • Understanding of Risk Management in the context of NIST, Cyber Essentials+, DEFSTAN, DFARS, ISO
  • You have worked in the Information Technology sector and have significant experience in systems and processes, as well as solutions to address key risks, or worked in an equivalent risk consulting position
  • You are used to working autonomously, you are curious and a highly motivated self-starter, you have good relationship skills and are a great team player
  • You are available for occasional travels (including abroad) – approximately 50%
  • Capability to drive an independent workstream in the context of broader team projects
  • Robust knowledge of Information Security and Information Technology in relation to identification and management of risk
  • Keen understanding of current and emerging threats and countermeasures and the challenges to addressing these threats
  • You are fluent in English – other languages are a plus

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AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don’t just provide re/insurance, we reinvent it.

How? By combining a comprehensive and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business − property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty.

With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward.

Learn more at axaxl.com

Inclusion & Diversity

AXA XL is committed to equal employment opportunity and will consider applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and origins, marital status, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success. That’s why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, and create an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential. It’s about helping one another — and our business — to move forward and succeed.

  • Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity and origins, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe
  • Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Enhanced family friendly leave benefits
  • Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index
  • Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter

Learn more at axaxl.com/about-us/inclusion-and-diversity. AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At AXA XL, Sustainability is integral to our business strategy. In an ever-changing world, AXA XL protects what matters most for our clients and communities. We know that sustainability is at the root of a more resilient future. Our 2023-26 Sustainability strategy, called “Roots of resilience”, focuses on protecting natural ecosystems, addressing climate change, and embedding sustainable practices across our operations.

Our Pillars:

  • Valuing nature: How we impact nature affects how nature impacts us. Resilient ecosystems – the foundation of a sustainable planet and society – are essential to our future. We’re committed to protecting and restoring nature – from mangrove forests to the bees in our backyard – by increasing biodiversity awareness and inspiring clients and colleagues to put nature at the heart of their plans.
  • Addressing climate change: The effects of a changing climate are far reaching and significant. Unpredictable weather, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels cause both social inequalities and environmental disruption. We’re building a net zero strategy, developing insurance products and services, and mobilizing to advance thought leadership and investment in societal-led solutions.
  • Integrating ESG: All companies have a role to play in building a more resilient future. Incorporating ESG considerations into our internal processes and practices builds resilience from the roots of our business. We’re training our colleagues, engaging our external partners, and evolving our sustainability governance and reporting.
  • AXA Hearts in Action: We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as AXA XL’s “Hearts in Action” programs. These include our Matching Gifts program, Volunteering Leave, and our annual volunteering day – the Global Day of Giving.

For more information, please see axaxl.com/sustainability

AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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FR Paris 61 rue Mstislav Rostropovitch 

61 rue Mstislav Rostropovitch 

Paris 75017

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