Markel International bolsters team with war and terrorism underwriter

19 January 2022


Markel International, London

Markel International has appointed Matthew Brooke as a war and terrorism underwriter. The latest move forms part of the organisation’s growth plans to strengthen its current position in the war and terrorism market.

Reporting to Will Newman, senior underwriter for war and terrorism and head of Africa at Markel International, Brooke will underwrite the London team’s war and terrorism portfolio of business, develop new opportunities, and forge strong relationships with clients.

Brooke joins Markel International from W/R/B Underwriting, where he progressed from operations assistant to underwriter and was responsible for underwriting the organisation’s political risk and political violence portfolio. Brooke has five years of underwriting experience in the terrorism market.

“We’re excited to welcome Matt,” said Newman. “He expands the team in London and will help implement our long-term strategy. Matt brings experience in underwriting a global portfolio and will help enhance our service to both our brokers and clients, reinforcing our position as a leader in the political violence market.”

Building on his sentiment, Ed Winter, senior underwriter and head of terrorism at Markel International, commented: “We are excited to have Matt onboard. With his knowledge and expertise in the terrorism market, he will bolster the team as we strive to create the best broker and customer experience in the market.”

About Markel International:

Markel International is a division of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through six divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel International Insurance Company Limited, Markel Insurance SE., and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A.

Its UK national markets business also provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services.