Markel International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, has announced two key appointments as well as a new structure that will support the company’s ongoing growth.
Taking on their new roles are Louise Foley as head of marine and energy liability, and Holley Higgins as head of transport and logistics, both reporting to Andrew Carter, head of liability at Markel International.
Foley has over eight years of underwriting experience at Markel International and was previously senior underwriter for liability; while Higgins was a senior underwriter for ports and terminals, marine trades, and UK marine at Markel International, where she supported the marine liability team.
Markel liability lines have been split into two distinct teams under Carter. Foley will take charge of all marine liability and energy liability writings as well as protection and indemnity; while Higgins will oversee transport and logistics, including ports and terminals, marine trades, UK marine, cargo liability, and professional indemnity.
As part of the restructure, Galleon, the specialist MGA purchased by Markel in 2016, will be formally rebranded as Markel and will be included within cargo liability and the marine professional indemnity sub-classes. Simon Engelen, meanwhile, will continue in his role as portfolio manager of liability at Markel International.
“The devolved and specialist teams will be empowered to make decisions, which will enable Markel International to maintain the high level of service it’s known for while we continue growing in this space in the future,” Carter said.