Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Alexandra Paton as head of global financial risks (GFR) for continental Europe.

Paton will be based in both Paris and London and report to Peter Sprent, head of GFR, and Olivier Muraire, director general for France and Southern Europe. She will replace Alex Egnell, who recently transferred to North America.

Paton will manage the existing team in Paris and grow the GFR business in continental Europe.

Prior to joining LSM, Paton worked at AIG, Atradius and, most recently, Equinox Global.

Commenting on the appointment, Sprent says: “We are very much looking forward to Paton building on our existing strengths in Europe to foster a greater understanding of how our GFR offering can help.”