Date: 13/05/2019

Markel Appoints Head of North American Property Reinsurance in London

Markel International, London, May 13, 2019 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Nick Lazarus as managing director, North American property reinsurance based in London.

Leading the existing and established London team, Nick will work closely with Peta White and her teams in Bermuda and Summit, New Jersey, to strengthen and broaden the Markel reinsurance offering to cedants worldwide.

Nick was previously senior underwriter at Hiscox and, latterly, was actively involved in the fronting of the Hiscox Re ILS funds and the marketing of its outward reinsurance relationships. His 12 years in the industry have been spent entirely in the North American property re-insurance business.

Andrew Barnard, head of London reinsurance for Markel, said: “As a top 40 global reinsurer we need a strong, active and visible presence in the London, to support our international positioning and source business from this important market. We have a lot to offer and Nick’s established knowledge and contacts in London will help us make best use of that.”


For more information:

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

Susy Chandler, Marketing Manager + 44 (0)20 7953 6000

About Markel International:

Markel International is a division of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: 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 International Insurance Company Limited, Markel Insurance SE., Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel Seguradora do Brasil S.A.

Its UK national markets business also provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services.