HCC Insurance Holdings has appointed Pauline Morley as senior vice president of professional liability at its Professional Indemnity Agency (PIA) subsidiary. She will be responsible for the management of PIA's miscellaneous professional liability division.

Prior to joining PIA, Ms Morley was in charge of the miscellaneous professional liability product line at Travelers Bond and Financial Products. She started her insurance career at Western World Insurance Group in 1987 where she ultimately managed all professional liability lines as vice president of marketing and underwriting for Tudor Professional and held group responsibilities.

Ms Morley currently sits on the executive committee of the PLUS Foundation Board as secretary/treasurer and previously sat on the PLUS Board of Trustees for six years.

Cory Moulton, executive vice president of US property and casualty operations at HCC Insurance Holdings, said: The appointment of Ms Morley signals HCC’s commitment to further strengthen its market position through product expansion, technological innovation and expanded marketing.