3 January 2017News

Former XL Catlin underwriter becomes Markel head of cargo

Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed former XL Catlin underwriter Ryan Godfrey as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team within its marine, energy and property division.

Godfrey joins senior underwriter Richard Burnett, under marine managing director Chris Fenn and will be responsible for broadening Markel’s broker relationships.

Godfrey was a cargo class underwriter at XL Catlin for the last eight years. He previously held positions at Allianz Group and Eagle Star.

Paul Jenks, managing director of marine, energy and property divisional, said: "Ryan’s appointment reflects a real commitment to expanding our cargo portfolio. 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. It’s another step in the development of the marine businesses service portfolio."