Specialist insurer Markel International has recruited long-time marine market expert and XL Catlin underwriter Ryan Godfrey.
Godfrey has been appointed as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team within Markel’s marine, energy and property division.
He joins senior underwriter Richard Burnett and will be under marine managing director Chris Fenn.
Godfrey will focus on broadening and deepening Markel’s broker relationships, while both consolidating and developing its established cargo business.
Marine, energy and property divisional managing director Paul Jenks said Godfrey’s appointment is “another step in the development of the marine businesses service portfolio” of Markel.
“Ryan’s appointment reflects a real commitment to expanding our cargo portfolio,” Jenks said. “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.”
The latest hiring follows four other appointments in the division and the acquisition of Galleon Marine, the marine professional indemnity and cargo liability MGA.
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