Liberty Specialty Markets appoints new claims manager

Liberty Specialty Markets has appointed Gavin Coley to the role of energy, property and construction claims manager.

Coley, based in the insurer’s London office, takes up the role with immediate effect. He is responsible for managing the energy, property and construction claims team, reporting to James Side, head of specialty claims.

Mike Gillett, chief claims officer of at the insurer, said: “I am delighted that Gavin has joined the Liberty Specialty Markets claims team to manage our energy, property and construction portfolio. I believe that Gavin’s experience and capability, aligned to the outstanding team he inherits, will continue to develop our energy, property and construction claims proposition in a manner that fully supports our ambition in that area.”

Prior to joining Liberty Specialty Markets, Coley was technical head of claims at Neon Underwriting for two years, where he contributed to the delivery and implementation of its claims strategy and value proposition.

He previously worked at MS Amlin Underwriting for more than 15 years in various technical and managerial roles, and was global head of property claims prior to his departure.

Liberty Specialty Markets recently promoted two people in its specialty binders team in London. Kerry Hall became underwriting manager for property while Richard Wheeler was elevated to senior business and strategic development underwriter.