Date: 03/07/2017

Markel Media PI Appointments Broaden Media Offer

Markel International, London, July 3, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Nicola Marshall as senior underwriter and Joe Wornham as underwriter to develop a multimedia and film and TV error and omissions offering, focused at the media sector. 

Their appointments follow those, last year, of Alex Clegg and Pippa Morris, in the company’s personal accident, contingency and entertainment team, to develop Markel’s film and TV production and media business. 

The combined offering to brokers and their clients will be the first time Markel has specifically targeted this sector in such an in-depth full service way.  

Nicola has been underwriting manager at Tokio Marine HCC since 2013, responsible for the day to day management of the company’s media PI business. She was previously at QBE in London. 

Joe has worked at Travelers since 2013, most recently as a development underwriter in the media and entertainment team.    

Nicola Marshall said “I am looking forward to working with a company that has such an international footprint. The challenge to create a market leading product and work closely with Alex and Pippa is one I am looking forward to and will relish.”  

Alex Clegg added: “The media industry is growing rapidly and, as a result, there’s a lot of demand in the market for a product that meets all clients’ needs. We are delighted to be able to develop an offering that does this.”         

James Hastings, Divisional managing director of Markel’s specialty and financial lines division, said:” We are building a team with the capabilities and capacity to look after a wide range of the insurance needs of companies in the media sector. The team brings together the expertise to deliver an integrated product designed to meet the needs of brokers and insureds alike.” 

ENDS

 

For more information: 

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

michael.henman@markelintl.com

 

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

josephine.dencker@markelintl.com  

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 six 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 www.markelinternational.com