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Liberty Specialty Markets expands its marine team with two appointments

April 14, 2020

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Rachel Watkinson to head of underwriting, Marine Transportation and Logistics and Alex Becker joins the division as underwriting manager, both effective immediately.

In her new role, Watkinson will be responsible for managing four classes of business: Marine Hull, Marine Cargo, Marine Liability and Marine War and will report to Michael Burle, head of marine at Liberty Specialty Markets.

Prior to the promotion, she was a senior actuary at LSM responsible for Marine, Aviation, Property and Energy.

Becker joins the firm from MS Amlin, where he was senior underwriter, Marine Hull & War. During his time there he worked in Singapore and was regional marine manager in Dubai. He will be responsible for leading the Hull account and report to Watkinson.

Burle, head of marine at Liberty Specialty Markets said: “I’m delighted that Rachel accepted her well-deserved promotion and that Alex has joined our Marine team.  In addition to driving the four classes of business, Rachel will be responsible for developing the talent we have in our growing underwriting team.  Alex will be responsible for promoting the class of business in the London market, raising its profile and managing a portfolio of blue and brown water vessels and fleets. These new roles give us the opportunity to shape our future through enhanced risk selection and leadership while delivering first class service to clients.”