Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Rachel Watkinson to Head of Underwriting, Marine Transportation and Logistics.
At the same time, Alex Becker has joined the division and will lead the Hull account as Underwriting Manager for Marine Hull, reporting to Watkinson.
In her new role, Watkinson will be responsible for managing four classes of business: Marine Hull, Marine Cargo, Marine Liability and Marine War, and will report to Michael Burle, Head of Marine at Liberty Specialty Markets.
Prior to the promotion, she was a senior actuary at LSM responsible for Marine, Aviation, Property and Energy.
Becker, meanwhile, 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.
Both Watkinson and Becker will take up their new roles with immediate effect.
“I’m delighted that Rachel accepted her well-deserved promotion and that Alex has joined our Marine team,” said Burle.
“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.”
Burle added: “These new roles give us the opportunity to shape our future through enhanced risk selection and leadership while delivering first class service to clients.”