Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has hired Jennie Beard as senior underwriter of war and terrorism.
In her new role, Beard will report to war and terrorism underwriting manager Paul Beattie and will be based in London.
Beard joins the carrier from Sompo Canopius, where she was co-head of its London-based terrorism team, writing a diverse global account including major corporate clients.
Michael Burle, head of marine at LSM said: “With the solid growth in war and terrorism business we’re seeing, we are expanding our underwriting team in order to better serve our brokers and clients.
Jennie is a well-respected market practitioner and has a strong track record in this sensitive and complex line of business. Her arrival gives us real strength in depth plus additional insight into key territories.”