General Counsel, AXA XL
LMA Board Member
Sean McGovern was appointed General Counsel of AXA XL in September 2018, having previously been Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs at XL Group since October 2016. As General Counsel, Sean has oversight of legal, compliance and regulatory matters. He is also currently the interim CEO of the AXA XL Lloyd’s/London Market business.
Before joining XL Group, Sean held various senior positions at Lloyd’s of London, having joined in 1996 from private practice at Clifford Chance. In 2002, he was appointed a Director and Lloyd’s General Counsel, with global responsibility for Lloyd's legal, regulatory and Government affairs globally. In 2014, he also became Lloyd's first Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Franchise Board.
Sean is a non-executive board member of The City UK, which promotes the UK financial services sector, and is also Chairman of its International Trade & Investment Group. He has also been appointed by the US Treasury to serve as a member of the US Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, which advises the US Treasury on insurance issues.