The London Market Group (LMG) has appointed Clare Lebecq as CEO.

Lebecq replaces Chris Beazley, who will return to MS Amlin as CEO of its Swiss reinsurance operation at the end of August.

She will join the market body at the start of November, with the LMG board overseeing operations in the interim period.

Clare Lebecq is operations director at JLT Speciality, a role which she has held for seven years according to her LinkedIn profile.

She has previously held operations roles at rival broking houses Guy Carpenter and what was Cooper Gay.

“We are delighted that Clare is joining us and her understanding the market – both operationally and from a distribution perspective, will provide the leadership and drive to help take our growth and modernisation work forward,” Andrew Horton, chairman of the LMG said.

“Chris has done a tremendous job over the last two years, including the successful launch of the London Makes It Possible campaign to articulate why businesses should look to London for their insurance, and the active engagement with government and Parliament to ensure the market’s position is well understood through the Brexit process,” he added.

“The LMG has become a strong force for cross market collaboration and action to resolve challenges faced by all market participants,” Lebecq said.

“Its ability to speak with one voice on vital issues such as the UK’s withdrawal from Europe and making London a more efficient place to do business has meant that there has been real progress in many areas,” she added.

“I am delighted to be taking over from Chris, building on the great work he has led, and working with the market to help London maintain and build on its position as the undisputed global market for specialty commercial (re)insurance.”