Markel taps Howden for terrorism underwriter
Markel, the insurance operation within Markel Group, has named former Howden executive Tim Woodhouse to be senior underwriter in its war and terrorism team.
Markel, which has operations in Bermuda, said industry veteran Woodhouse’s appointment demonstrated Markel’s determination to enhance its terrorism and political violence offering for clients in an increasingly unpredictable threat landscape.
Woodhouse will be based at Markel’s London office and will report to Ed Winter, director of terrorism.
Woodhouse has more than 20 years of experience within the insurance industry and joins from Howden, where he was divisional director of terrorism and political violence. Prior to this, Woodhouse was managing director of political violence at Dual Corporate Risks. He has also held leadership roles at Novae Group and StarStone Insurance.
Winter commented: “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.
“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.”