Ryan Godfrey has been hired by Markel International as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team within its marine, energy and property division.
Godfrey will work alongside senior underwriter Richard Burnett and under marine managing director Chris Fenn. Godfrey was previously at XL Catlin where he was cargo class underwriter for eight years. Prior to XL Catlin he held positions at Allianz Group and Eagle Star.
Godfrey will assume responsibility for broadening Markel’s broker relationships. Managing Director of marine, energy and property divisional, Paul Jenks 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."