Based in Cologne, she will be responsible for underwriting performance across LSM

Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Global Risk Solutions division (GRS) has announced the appointment of Rachel Conran as chief underwriting officer, Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), effective 1 January 2023. LSM is the international commercial, specialty and reinsurance business of Liberty Mutual.

Conran will report to Matthew Moore, president, GRS Office of Underwriting, and Phil Hobbs, president and managing director of LSM.

She will be based in Cologne, Germany and will be responsible for underwriting performance across LSM.  

“Rachel’s proven specialty underwriting and leadership skills, together with her track record of delivering impressive underwriting performance, made her the ideal candidate for the role,” said Hobbs. “Her expertise, passion and collaboration will add value to clients and brokers.”

Moore added: “Our ambition when we created the GRS Office of Underwriting was to build a team of talented leaders who can drive results through underwriting excellence, consistent global product strategies and a common view of risk.

”Rachel’s appointment completes the GRS team of chief underwriting officers. We will focus on bringing LSM’s expertise and offerings to help clients and brokers across GRS manage complex risks.” 

Conran joins from Intact Financial Corporation, where she most recently served as chief executive officer and board member of RSA Luxembourg. 

She has held senior management and chief underwriting roles at leading global insurers, successfully managing sizeable global portfolios of complex products.

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