Ryanne Smith has started at Miller in a production and broking role, to further strengthen the insurance firm’s energy capabilities for North American intermediaries and clients around the world.

Smith was formerly an account executive in onshore energy and political risk and structured credit at RKH Specialty in London.

Specialising in onshore energy, Smith will focus on oil and gas, midstream, power and utilities and renewable energy for Miller’s North American intermediaries and clients. In her new role, she will report to producer/broker Daniel Nicholls.

“Ryanne’s expertise across the board will ensure we continue to be at the forefront of providing solutions for clients in the energy sector,” says Alex Vincent, Miller’s head of energy, adding that Smith’s appointment “reflects our growing footprint and ongoing commitment to our crucial North American client base”.

Smith has experience in the US as well as London markets, having also worked as a retailer and marketer in energy for both Marsh and Lockton in Houston, Texas.