Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has named Lesley Harding as global head of energy, effective immediately.
Based in London, she will report to Michael Gosselin, chief underwriting officer, specialty. In her new role, she will be 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.
Harding brings over three decades of insurance experience and joins the firm from BP where she was VP, head of insurance risk management for seven years. Prior to that she was CEO for Willis Captive Practice and served as president of the M200 organisation as well as holding a number of board positions including ARIMIC.
Gosselin, 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.”