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Colin Fordham appointed as senior marine liability underwriter by Markel International

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 7 years ago

Colin Fordham has been appointed senior marine underwriter by Markel International joining from Munich Re syndicate where he held the same position. Fordham brings over 20 years marine insurance experience in underwriting, claims and broking. Before this, he was the general manager for Seasia P&I Services where he supervised a team of claims handlers and master mariners, along with a correspondent network in more than 20 countries. He will report to Matthew Cannock, principal officer and managing director of Markel International Singapore, Fordham will have responsibility for boosting Markel’s marine liability business in Asia. Commenting on the appointment, Cannock said, “We are delighted with Colin’s appointment. He will make a valuable addition to the marine underwriting team here in Asia. With Colin’s wealth of experience and expertise, we can definitely look towards growing Markel’s marine liability book of business in the region. The timing of this appointment could not be better following so closely to our acquisition of the Galleon Underwriting Agency last year and this means that we will be able to offer their innovative products to our partners across Asia Pacific.”