Business 100 – 2016

Mike McGavick/XL Group plc

Since 2008, Mike McGavick has served as CEO of XL Group plc, the parent company of the XL Catlin insurance and reinsurance companies. He is an award-winning executive with over two decades of industry experience.

Mike is currently the Chairman of the Geneva Association, and also serves on the boards of the Global Reinsurance Forum, the American Insurance Association, the Insurance Information Institute and the International Insurance Society. In addition to his professional affiliations, he has been involved in a number of industry, political, public affairs and community service activities including as the founding chairperson of the Business Partnership for Early Learning and is also on the board of Landesa, a nonprofit organization that helps the rural poor around the globe obtain land rights. This year he was awarded the Leslie C. Quick Leadership Award from the American Ireland Fund.

A native of Seattle, Mike holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Washington. He and his wife, Gaelynn, have three sons, Jack, Gates, and Marco.