Liberty Specialty Markets appoints Lesley Harding as Global Head of Energy


Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced that Lesley Harding has been appointed as Global Head of Energy.  Lesley reports to Michael Gosselin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty. She joins with immediate effect and is based at LSM’s London office.

Lesley is responsible for LSM’s global energy portfolio which includes onshore, offshore, power and renewables sectors including global risk consultancy.  She will lead the growth and performance of the business and assist LSM’s clients in managing the transition to cleaner technologies.   

Michael Gosselin, Chief Underwriting Officer, Specialty at Liberty Specialty Markets, commenting on her appointment said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lesley to the team. She brings a wealth of experience as a key buyer of insurance combined with an extensive knowledge of the changing dynamics of the insurance market.  Her expertise in knowing what our customers need from a stable insurance partner will be particularly valuable to drive the growth and high performance of our business.”

Lesley joins from BP where she was VP, Head of Insurance Risk Management, a role she held for seven years, prior to that she was CEO, for Willis Captive Practice. She has also served as President of the M200 organisation,*  She has held a number of board positions including AIRMIC and has over 30 years of experience in the insurance sector.

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Liberty Specialty Markets offers specialty and commercial insurance and reinsurance products across key UK, European, Middle East, US and other international locations.

We provide brokers and insureds with a broad range of products through both the Company and Lloyd’s markets and have over 1,700 staff in approximately 65 offices. Liberty Specialty Markets was established in September 2013 bringing together Liberty’s company, syndicate and reinsurance operations into one combined operation, composed of three business units: Commercial, Specialty, and Reinsurance (Liberty Mutual Re). This integrated approach means brokers and clients can benefit from our global reach and operating efficiencies.

Liberty Specialty Markets is part of global insurer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a diversified global insurer, formed in 1912 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Liberty Mutual is the 5th largest global insurer based on 2017 gross written premium, with over 50,000 employees in 30 countries and economies around the world. Our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.  We achieve this by offering a full range of personal, commercial, and specialty Property & Casualty insurance coverages. Our customers’ trust has earned us the 68th spot on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S., based on 2017 revenue.

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