Date: 03/01/2017

Markel Appoints Head of Cargo Team

Markel International, London, January 3, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Ryan Godfrey as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team within its marine, energy and property division. He joins senior underwriter Richard Burnett, under marine managing director Chris Fenn.

Ryan has over 20 years’ experience in the marine market and for the last eight years has been cargo class underwriter at XL Catlin Group. He previously held positions at Allianz Group and Eagle Star.

Ryan will focus on broadening and deepening Markel’s broker relationships, while both consolidating and developing its established cargo business.

The news follows four further appointments in the division as well as the acquisition of Galleon Marine, the
marine professional indemnity and cargo liability MGA.

Marine, energy and property divisional managing director Paul Jenks said: “Ryan’s appointment reflects a real commitment to expanding our cargo portfolio. With two senior underwriters on the team we are looking to grow our business, broaden and strengthen our broker reach while continuing to offer the high levels of service we offer our clients. It’s another step in the development of the marine businesses service portfolio.”



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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