Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has promoted Andrew Pedler to a newly created claims role focusing on client relationships.
The role, a first for LSM and rare within London market businesses, according to the insurance company, leverages its strong reputation for claims service in a business development context.
Pedler (pictured) will work closely with LSM’s claims and placing brokers to promote LSM’s claims service as an integral part of the business’s offering to the market.
He reports to both head of claims Mike Gillett and head of business development Mark Stephenson.
Stephenson said: “We’ve created this role to ensure brokers understand both sides of our offering—underwriting and claims—especially as we have a market-beating track record in claims handling, combined with a unique perspective on the discipline.”
“Andrew’s knowledge of claims combined with his communication skills will allow him to forge deep and productive relationships with our broker partners.”
A senior claims specialist with LSM since 2012, Pedler takes up his new role with immediate effect, based in LSM’s London headquarters.
With more than 10 years of experience in the insurance market, Pedler began his career in 2007 as an insurance technician and an associate claims adjuster with Xchanging.