Liberty Mutual Insurance, the commercial lines operation of Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe, has strengthened its newly formed operations with several new appointments in UK.

The insurer has hired nine new executives during this April and May. Jason Yip and Ben Mahon, have joined Liberty’s Manchester office as senior commercial combined underwriters while Mike Henderson and Simon Mulvee joined as broker account manager and business development assistant respectively.

Liz Perry joined as commercial combined underwriter and Ruth Briscoe as underwriting assistant at the firms Birmingham office.

Tracy Harding has joined the London & South East office as senior commercial combined underwriter alongside Samuel Oatley as business development assistant and Andrew Shepherd as commercial combined underwriter.

Mark Alton joined Manchester office to serve as regional casualty manager.

Marsh said that the appointment of the commercial combined underwriters marks the rollout of Liberty Mutual Insurance’s new commercial combined product, the first time Liberty has offered property and casualty in a single package in the UK.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe’s CEO Sean Rocks said the push in the commercial mid-market means a significant expansion of its commercial team.

"We made a number of key hires before the launch and we will continue to add to our headcount this year as we build momentum," Rocks said.