HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. announced Wednesday that Susan Rivera has been elected as an independent member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Rivera will serve on the Enterprise Risk Oversight Committee. Since 2009, she has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of V3 Insurance Partners, LLC.

From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Rivera was President of QBE Specialty Insurance Company and Chief Actuary of the Americas division of QBE Insurance Group Limited. Previously, she was President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Praetorian Insurance Company from 2006 until its acquisition by QBE in 2007. Rivera, a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, began her career at American International Group, and held executive positions and AIG, and later at ACE Limited.

In a statement, Christopher J.B. Williams, HCC’s Chief Executive Officer, noted Rivera’s more than 25 years of experience in insurance operations management, including extensive experience leading corporate strategy and developing innovative solutions, and said that she has much to contribute as HCC pursues new business opportunities.