Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, announced two appointments today. Manuel Moreno has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer, Liberty Specialty Markets - US and Latin America and Heath Merrill has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, Liberty Specialty Markets - US and Latin America. They both report to Ronald Bolaños, President for the region. The appointments are effective immediately.

Manuel is based in Miami and is responsible for developing LSM’s position in Latin America while overseeing the regional portfolio.  He fills the vacancy left following Ronald’s promotion to President, Liberty Specialty Markets – US and Latin America last year.

Heath is based in Boston and is responsible for delivering the operational strategy to meet the business’ strategic objectives and will manage operations, claims, IT, risk and compliance, marketing and communications. Heath replaces Thais Kirchner who is retiring in April.

“I am delighted Manuel has joined the team.  He brings extensive experience as a Broker, Insurer and Reinsurer, along with an in-depth knowledge of clients and their needs. Manuel is a market expert, who acts with integrity, is a team player and is a proactive partner who will engage with all people,” said Ronald Bolaños, President, Liberty Specialty Markets - US and Latin America.

Ronald continued: “Heath is a key addition to our team; he brings considerable knowledge and understanding of Liberty Mutual Group. He will be a great strategic enabler; facilitator; contributor and collaborator to our team. This business challenge will be a great new opportunity for him as we pursue our growth plans.”

Manuel joins LSM from XS Global where he was CUO. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry, knows the region well and has great passion for the business with previous roles in the United States, Mexico and Colombia.

Heath was Financial Officer, International in the Global Risk Solutions Finance team prior to his promotion, a role he had held for around five years. He has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

For further information please contact:

Luther Pendragon
Adrian Beeby
020 7618 9100 / 07879 403 564

Liberty Specialty Markets
Lorna Wiltshire
07483 073 244