Rachel Conran appointed as Liberty Specialty Markets Chief Underwriting Officer


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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 January 1, 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 and driving underwriting profitability, financial planning, and strategy.


About Liberty

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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