People Moves: Coppola New CUO at QBE; FlashFlood Appoints NA CEO; Liberty Mutual Hires in Energy, Construction


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QBE North America Appoints Coppola Chief Underwriting Officer

Laura Coppola

QBE North America has appointed Laura Coppola as chief underwriting officer. Coppola joins the firm with more than 25 years of technical experience in the non-life insurance field. Based in New York, New York, Coppola will serve on the North America Executive Board. She will be responsible for portfolio optimization and management across QBE North America.

Prior to joining QBE, Coppola held senior leadership roles at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Arch Insurance Group.

Parametric insurer FloodFlash breaks through in the US market with first appointment in the US

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Parametric flood insurance company FloodFlash has named Mark Hara as CEO of North America. Hara joins to lead the company’s expansion into the US insurance market, the largest flood insurance market in the world. FloodFlash is headquartered in London, England.

As CEO of North America, Hara is responsible for developing and executing the US go-to-market strategy, initially for commercial real estate in Florida, Virginia, Texas, Louisiana and California. Hara is a seasoned marketing and insurance expert with a proven track record of managing multi-billion dollar brands at P&G and Nationwide. He has also led and successfully left two insurtech startups, Mylo and BoldPenguin.

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Liberty Mutual Insurance appoints Gosselin to the newly created role of Global Leader, Energy & Transition Risk

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Mike Gosselin as global leader, energy and transition risk.

Based in London, England, Gosselin has more than 25 years of global underwriting experience in the energy sector, including 21 years at Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM). Most recently, he served as LSM chief underwriting officer for specialty lines, overseeing energy, marine, construction, real estate and aviation.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Appoints Martin Construction Distribution Executive

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Jeff Martin as construction distribution manager for its Global Risk Solutions division, which provides a full range of commercial and specialty insurance, surety and reinsurance solutions to businesses around the world.

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Based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, Martin has more than 30 years of insurance experience, the last six of which have been with Liberty Mutual. Most recently, Martin served as director of elite underwriting and managed a complex book of profitable construction operations. In addition to experience with couriers and brokers, he owned an agency.


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