Headed by Mike Abdallah in Sydney, the LIU Asia Pacific team is experienced and knowledgeable. Their focus is always on providing the resources, people and products that help you protect your business and your people.
LIU's focus on global specialist lines enables us to provide a broad range of insurance solutions, with a capability to manage complex risks. Our integrated business teams ensure that underwriting, claims and risk management are client focused and add an extra level of safety, security and value to every policy we underwrite.
Our experienced people provide specialist solutions by addressing specific client needs.
Energy & Construction
Alan is responsible for LIU’s Energy and Construction Division business in Asia and is global Chief Underwriting Officer for the Construction product line.
Alan has over 40 years' experience in underwriting and management in the U.K., U.S. and Australia. Over the past 20 years he has focused exclusively on Energy and Construction in the Asia Pacific region and has developed extensive relationships with key producers, ceding companies and clients.
Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the U.K.
Casualty Asia Pacific
Noel manages the LIU Casualty Division in the Asia Pacific.
Noel has over 20 years of Casualty insurance experience and is a member of LIU’s regional executive management team.
Noel has helped position LIU as a leading market in the Asia Pacific region, working with international and regional brokers to deliver solutions for a wide range of diverse clients.
Noel is a sought after industry commentator, regularly speaking on Casualty and other insurance issues to industry bodies and professional associations.
Ben oversees the management of LIU’s activities throughout Asia.
Based in Singapore, Ben is responsible for development and execution of regional strategies related to product disciplines and geographical functions for Asia.
His role is focused around identifying opportunities to increase revenue, productivity and profitability and encompass development and maintenance of relationships with brokers, cedants, reinsurers, approved actuaries, auditors, bankers and regulators.
He is also responsible for the management of the LIU team based in both the Singapore and Hong Kong office.
Ben has over a decade’s experience in the insurance industry. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Technology.
Working with a geographically dispersed team, Steve is responsible for the management of the Civil Construction product line globally.
Steve joined LIU in July 2008 with a mandate to formulate and execute a strategy for the global roll-out of Civil Construction as a new product line within LIU. Prior to joining LIU, Steve spent just under 20 years at Swiss Reinsurance, finishing there as Head of Engineering, Asia. During his time at Swiss Re, he was primarily involved in the insurance of major construction projects worldwide working in South African, London, Zurich and Australian markets. Before his time in reinsurance, Steve spent 10 years in a variety of site-related construction activities including bridge, mining and structural erection projects.
Steve comes from a Civil Engineering background, has a Bachelor of Commerce and is an Associate of the Insurance Institute and a Fellow of the Risk Management Institute of South Africa.
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific & NSW Branch Manager
John McCabe is responsible for the strategic direction of LIU’s Asia Pacific offices, overseeing risk management, capital efficiency, structure, new business and mergers and acquisitions. John is also managing the New South Wales branch activity including overseeing all underwriting, claims and risk management activity.
John’s experience includes over 15 years in insurance and 13 years in public practice accounting. Prior to his current role, John was global Chief Risk Officer in Liberty Mutual’s Boston head office.
John is a Certified Insurance Professional and a Fellow of ANZIIF. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics.
Claims and Technology, Strategy and Change Management
Vanessa manages the Claims, Technology and the Strategy and Change Management Divisions for the Asia Pacific Region
Vanessa has been handling claims since 1995 and has managed a range of claims including Professional Indemnity, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, Bankers’ Blanket Bond, Compulsory Third Party, Public and Products Liability, Property, Marine, Engineering and Crisis Management claims.
She joined LIU in 2001 and since that time has held a number of positions within LIU, including Vice President Claims and Legal Counsel for LIU’s Asia Pacific operations. Since joining LIU she has also participated in policy wording development on a cross lines basis.
In 2012 Vanessa was appointed Senior Vice President Claims and Technology for the Asia Pacific Region.
Prior to joining LIU Vanessa worked at a number of Australian insurers. This gave Vanessa exposure to a wide range of products, wordings and claims sizes. Vanessa has handled claims in jurisdictions throughout Australia and Asia.
Vanessa is legally qualified.