Date: 21/03/2017

Markel Appoints Assistant Cargo Underwriter

Markel International, London, March 21, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has further strengthened its cargo team with the appointment of Monica Novella as assistant cargo underwriter in its marine, energy and property business.

She will report to Ryan Godfrey, who was appointed in January as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team.

Monica joins from XL Catlin where she spent 16 years helping develop the cargo account.

Chris Fenn, managing director, marine, said “We are delighted with Monica’s appointment which adds further depth and underwriting strength to the existing team.  With Ryan’s appointment at the beginning of the year it reflects Markel’s commitment to becoming a leading cargo team within Lloyd’s.”



For more information:

Michael Henman, Director of Communications + 44 (0)20 7953 6000

Josephine Dencker, PR & Marketing Executive + 44 (0)20 7953 6000


About Markel International:
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