Date: 04/01/2017

Markel Appoints Senior Underwriter in its Personal Accident, Contingency, Entertainment Team

Markel International, London, January 4, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Johan Haggo as senior underwriter in its personal accident, contingency and entertainment team. With James Leach, managing director of Markel’s PACE team, he will focus on developing personal accident business.

Johan has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s and London company market across both underwriting and broking. Prior to this appointment he was, for four years, a divisional director of C J Coleman & Co., with business development responsibility across a range of business lines with a particular focus on accident and health.

Johan will work on broadening and deepening Markel’s broker relationships, while both consolidating and developing its established personal accident business.

His appointment is the fourth addition to the PACE team this year, following the recruitment of Alex Clegg, senior underwriter and underwriter Pippa Morris, specialising in film production and media business, and Anna Beaman, focused on contingency business.

James Leach said: “Johan’s appointment completes the resourcing of our PACE team and, with his help on the personal accident business, we look forward to developing the team’s business across its areas of expertise.”



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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