Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has promoted Joanna Hitchcock to the newly-created role of Paris-based terrorism underwriter as part of its plan to grow its European terrorism account.
Although based in Paris, the carrier said that Hitchcock will circulate among LSM’s European offices, meeting brokers and attending industry events.
Hitchcock joined LSM’s graduate programme in 2014, going on to become an assistant underwriter for terrorism in London. She has been quoting on business referred by LSM’s European offices for the past year.
Paul Beattie, LSM’s underwriting manager for war and terrorism said: “We’ve been writing terrorism very successfully for many years from London, but have been experiencing increasing demand from Europe. With our plans to grow our European business, this was the right time to create a new role based in Paris to service that demand and build stronger relations across the continent.”
“Joanna has been with us for approaching four years and has made a very positive impact on our business. Her knowledge and expertise will be a considerable asset to our European business,” he added.