Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, announced today that Lesley Harding has been appointed as Global Head of Energy.  Lesley reports to Michael Gosselin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty. She joins with immediate effect and is based at LSM’s London office.

Lesley is responsible for LSM’s global energy portfolio which includes onshore, offshore, power and renewables sectors including global risk consultancy.  She will lead the growth and performance of the business and assist LSM’s clients in managing the transition to cleaner technologies.    

Michael Gosselin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty at Liberty Specialty Markets, commenting on her appointment said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lesley to the team. She brings a wealth of experience as a key buyer of insurance combined with an extensive knowledge of the changing dynamics of the insurance market.  Her expertise in knowing what our customers need from a stable insurance partner will be particularly valuable to drive the growth and high performance of our business.”

Lesley joins from BP where she was VP, Head of Insurance Risk Management, a role she held for seven years, prior to that she was CEO, for Willis Captive Practice. She has also served as President of the M200 organisation,*  She has held a number of board positions including AIRMIC and has over 30 years of experience in the insurance sector.

For further information please contact:

Luther Pendragon
Adrian Beeby
020 761 89100 / 07879 403564

Liberty Specialty Markets
Lorna Wiltshire
07483 073 244

*The M200 is a not for profit association that provides participants the opportunity to communicate online and face-to-face with a global community of risk managers and insurance executives. Meetings provide the risk and insurance professional with the ability to engage in open, informal discussions of contemporary issues facing large risk originators and risk bearers.