Date: 02/10/2017

Markel Expands Subsea, Equipment and Hull and War Capabilities

Markel International, London, October 2, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Trevor McAuley as subsea equipment underwriter and Katie Costello as hull and war underwriter in its marine, energy and property business.

Trevor has over 23 years’ market experience, most recently with Tokio Marine Kiln, where he focused on subsea. Based in Glasgow, he will develop Markel’s marine equipment business in Scotland and will report to senior underwriter Andy Lane in London.

Katie joins from Axa, where she has been underwriting since 2013. Katie will report to senior underwriter Dan McCarthy and her role will be to strengthen Markel’s offering across a wide range of hull and war business, including all aspects of its blue and brown water hull account.

Chris Fenn, managing director of the marine business, commented: “Trevor has a wealth of experience in the subsea and equipment class, supporting clients with a track record of profitability. He’ll be broadening Markel’s client base in Scotland and we’re pleased to have additional capacity and skillset in this region.”

Jason Page, head of hull and war, adds: “Katie’s appointment will strengthen our service offering to the market as a frontline underwriter for our broad and growing base of clients across a wide range of hull and war business.”


For more information:

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

Josephine Dencker, PR & Marketing Executive + 44 (0)20 7953 6000

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