Underwriter makes two key appointments

Liberty International Underwriters Europe has made two appointments to spearhead a new product line for civil construction risks.

Richard Williams has become vice president of civil construction and Paul Hampshire is appointed assistant vice president of civil construction. Both will be based in London.

Williams was most recently a director heading up the engineering and construction insurance unit of a major global reinsurance company. Prior to this, he worked as an engineer on sites in the UK and West Africa for Taylor Woodrow and Mowlem Building.

Hampshire joins from ARCADIS AYH where he was based in The Hague as director, International Sector, responsible for key corporate accounts and relationships in EMEA.

Sean Rocks, chief executive of LIU Europe, said: “We already have a strong team writing construction risks and the addition of civil construction will nicely complement our existing book while providing our brokers and clients with a broader range of construction products. Richard and Paul both have exceptional expertise and experience within the civil construction sector and will prove to be a valuable asset to our business.”