Oliver Wheeler was recruited from Chubb's Madrid office

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), a division of leading global insurer Liberty Mutual Group, has announced the appointment of Oliver Wheeler as vice president for directors and officers’ Liability.

Based in London, Wheeler will undertake responsibility for underwriting worldwide wholesale D&O business coming into Liberty via the London market.

Wheeler joins from Chubb in Spain where he has spent the last three years as Madrid financial lines manager. With more than 14 years’ insurance industry experience, he was also a London-based D&O underwriter for Chubb and has held roles with a personal lines brokerage in Spain as well as at Marsh.

Commenting on Wheeler’s appointment, Gerard van Loon, newly appointed MD for Continental European operations, said: “We are looking to grow our share of the wholesale D&O market and Oliver Wheeler is a tremendously experienced underwriter of this class of business. His international knowledge and contacts will be invaluable in helping to attract new business into Liberty’s London market operation.”