14 April 2019, LONDON – Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Rachel Watkinson to Head of Underwriting, Marine Transportation and Logistics. She is responsible for managing four classes of business: Marine Hull, Marine Cargo, Marine Liability and Marine War.  She reports to Michael Burle. Alex Becker joins the division as Underwriting Manager, Marine Hull and will report to Rachel, leading the Hull account. They both take up their new roles with immediate effect.

Michael Burle, Head of Marine at Liberty Specialty Markets said: “I’m delighted that Rachel accepted her well-deserved promotion and that Alex has joined our Marine team.  In addition to driving the four classes of business, Rachel will be responsible for developing the talent we have in our growing underwriting team.  Alex will be responsible for promoting the class of business in the London market, raising its profile and managing a portfolio of blue and brown water vessels and fleets. These new roles give us the opportunity to shape our future through enhanced risk selection and leadership while delivering first class service to clients.”

Prior to her promotion Rachel was a senior actuary at LSM responsible for Marine, Aviation, Property and Energy.

Alex joins from MS Amlin, where he was Senior Underwriter – Marine Hull & War. During his time there he worked in Singapore and was regional Marine Manager in Dubai.

For further information please contact:

Luther Pendragon
Adrian Beeby
020 761 89100 / 07879 403564

Liberty Specialty Markets
Lorna Wiltshire
07483 073 244