Date: 06/11/2014

New Team for Markel’s Property Business

Markel International, London, November 6 , 2014 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Dean Pitts and Nick West to its property team. As head of property direct and facultative Dean will lead the team, supported by Nick and Guy House. 

Dean joins from Liberty Syndicates, where he was most recently Head of Insurance having, worked for the company and its predecessors for 24 years. Nick previously spent over four years as the class underwriter for Liberty Syndicate’s worldwide direct and facultative property team. He has had 15 years’ experience at Lloyd’s. Both Nick and Guy will report to Dean.

William Stovin, president and chief operating officer of Markel International, said: “These are important hires for the development of our direct and facultative team. Together with Guy House, they have the opportunity to grow our property business substantially. Dean and Nick are well established market players, with particular strengths in leading Fortune 500 business and we are looking forward to them joining Markel at the beginning of next month”


For more information:

Markel International 020 7953 6000

Michael Henman, Director of Communications

About Markel International:
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