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LSM names Lewis Edwards Head of Delegated Authority Practice

23rd August 2022 - Author: Kassandra Jimenez-Sanchez

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Lewis Edwards to the newly created role of Head of Delegated Authority Practice (DAP).

liberty-specialty-marketsEdwards joined LSM in 2018 and has over 20 years of experience in the industry covering a wide range of roles. Prior to his promotion he was Head of the Specialty Binders within LSM.

Based in London, he will report to Mike Gosselin, Chief Underwriting Officer – Specialty and Melanie O’Neill, Chief Underwriting Officer – Commercial.

Edwards is responsible for leading the development of LSM’s underwriting offering within several lines: Specialty Binders – Property, Casualty and EIL, Legal Indemnities, and large coverholders. The heads of these lines will report directly to Edwards.

The DAP – a new division created for LSM’s delegated authority insurance business written in London – will provide additional service, oversight, and support to delegated authority business embedded in other classes.

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This new division brings together large coverholders, delegated authority underwriting, governance and management into a single centre of excellence.

According to LSM, Edwards will remain responsible for the company’s Accident & Health and Contingency portfolios.

Mike Gosselin, Liberty Specialty Markets, Chief Underwriting Officer, said: “I’m delighted that Lewis will lead this new practice. During his time with LSM, he has shown time and again how his experience, ability and skill within this growing line will help further develop our delegated authority business.”

Melanie O’Neill, Liberty Specialty Markets Chief Underwriting Officer – Commercial, commented: “Delegated authority business is a flourishing practice within LSM, and our partners will be well served by a leader of Lewis’ experience providing oversight and support.”

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