Markel bolsters war and terrorism team with key appointment

He joins from Howden

Markel bolsters war and terrorism team with key appointment

Insurance News

By Mika Pangilinan

Markel has announced the appointment of Tim Woodhouse (pictured) as senior underwriter within its war and terrorism team.

Woodhouse has over two decades of expertise in the insurance sector. He most recently served as divisional director of terrorism and political violence at Howden. He also spent time as managing director of political violence at DUAL Corporate Risks and has held leadership roles at Novae Group and StarStone Insurance.

In his new role, Woodhouse will be working alongside Markel’s team of experts to develop insurance solutions that navigate the evolving risks associated with war, terrorism, and political violence. He will be based in London, reporting to Ed Winter, director of terrorism.

In an emailed news release, Winter expressed his enthusiasm about Woodhouse’s appointment as he highlighted the significance of bolstering Markel’s war and terrorism roster.

“I'm delighted to welcome Tim to our war and terrorism team at such a critical moment for the sector, which has experienced amplified volatility with worldwide events,” said Winter.

“To address this and further strengthen our political violence coverage, Tim’s wealth of experience and immense sector knowledge will be an undoubted asset. His reputation of building advanced solutions will be central to our clients and team in the region.”

Woodhouse joins Markel after the company announced a number of leadership appointments in late October.

Alex Martin, chief financial officer of Markel, is set to replace Bryan Sanders as Markel Specialty president following the latter’s retirement on December 31, 2024. Meanwhile Brian Costanzo, who currently serves as the senior vice president and chief accounting officer for Markel Group, will step into the role of chief financial officer of Markel.

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