Liberty Mutual unit taps new global leadership positions

New positions crafted to better serve commercial customers' risk needs

Liberty Mutual unit taps new global leadership positions

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Liberty Mutual Insurance Global Risk Solutions (GRS) has announced two newly created global executive leadership positions. Matthew Moore (above left) has been named president of underwriting, and Susanne Figueredo Cook (above centre) has been named chief operating officer. Phil Hobbs (above right) has been appointed president of Liberty Specialty Markets, succeeding Moore.

All three will report to Neeti Bhalla Johnson, president of Liberty GRS. The appointments are effective May 2.

“We’re a leading global commercial and specialty carrier recognised for our values-driven brand, product and geographic breadth, and commitment to working with our clients to help solve their evolving risk needs,” Bhalla Johnson said. “We’ve made progress in working collaboratively across our business, yet acknowledge more work needs to be done to make it easier for our broker partners and clients to access the strength of our offerings.

“These new leadership roles, and the integrated operating model they represent, mark an inflection point in building a high-performance culture that brings global expertise to every client interaction and delivers consistent underwriting profitability.”

Moore, who is based in London, previously served as president of Liberty Specialty Markets, the global specialty operation of GRS. He has more than 25 years of industry experience, and has worked in roles of increasing responsibility at Liberty Mutual for the past two decades.

Figueredo Cook joins the company from Travelers Insurance, where she worked for more than 20 years in various leadership positions including underwriting, claims and global operations.

Hobbs has more than 20 years of industry experience and has served at Liberty Specialty Markets for more than 15 years in a range of leadership roles. Most recently, he served as deputy managing director, where he was responsible for implementing underwriting strategy. Prior to that, he served as chief actuary.

Hobbs and Moore will continue to work together throughout the transition.


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