Markel International hires professional indemnity underwriter

13 January 2022

Markel International, London

Markel International has hired Michael Briggs as a professional indemnity (PI) underwriter. This latest appointment forms part of Markel’s expansion plans to drive further growth and investment in its PI portfolio.

Based at Markel’s London office, Briggs will report to Duncan Sinnott, senior underwriter of professional indemnity and telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) at Markel International.

In his underwriting role, Briggs will be actively involved in developing the Markel PI portfolio, supporting the underwriting team, and building client relationships. His main focus will be on the organisation’s traditional portfolio, which includes solicitors, financial services, and miscellaneous business.

Briggs has eight years of experience in the insurance industry, spending the first five of them in claims at indemnity solutions provider, Collegiate, and his last three underwriting at Liberty Specialty Markets. He also has a legal background.

“At Markel, we are seeking continued profitable growth into 2022,” said Sinnott. “Michael’s appointment reflects our continued investment in our PI portfolio and commitment to remain as a leading market in our specialised areas. Michael comes from a claims and underwriting background, so he will add a new perspective and dynamic to the team.”

Briggs commented: “I am delighted to be joining Markel’s professional indemnity team as a PI underwriter. Markel has a reputation for its collaborative and forward-thinking environment, which is why it was important for me to secure this role.”


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.