Date: 22/09/2015

Markel Enters Marine Trades Market with Appointment of Steve Loader as Senior Underwriter

Markel International, London, October 12, 2015 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Steve Loader as senior underwriter, marine trades, in its marine and energy division.

Steve joins Markel from RSA Plc where he had been a senior transportation underwriter since 2009 and was responsible for creating and developing the marine trades account. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the class.

Steve will help launch Markel’s marine trades product which will provide liability, property, equipment, business interruption, builders risk, vessel hull and employers liability cover on a worldwide package basis. It will be offered for marine trades operations like marinas, yacht clubs, boat dealers, vessel repairers/builders, fishing harbours and marine contractors.

Steve will work alongside Charles Bragg, senior ports and terminals underwriter and senior marine and energy liability underwriters Andrew Carter and Chris Fenn. The new marine trade product will complement Markel’s marine liability and ports and terminals account.

Commenting on the appointment, Markel’s marine and energy managing director Paul Jenks said “Steve is one of the marine trades’ market leaders and he’s a highly regarded and experienced underwriter so we’re delighted that he’s joining us. We have a very strong marine liability and ports and terminals team and Steve’s acquisition will further enhance our product offering to the market.”



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Markel International Limited is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through eight divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel International Insurance Company Limited. Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal, tax and human resources consultancy services. For more information please visit us at