LONDON, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel
International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) today
announces three senior promotions that build out the leadership
team within its wholesale claims operation. This latest investment
in leadership plays an important part of Markel's strategy to scale
further growth across the organisation's wholesale business.
Under the new leadership team, Jonathan
Pestell will assume the role of head of claims performance
for speciality, where he will concentrate on driving broker
engagement, while identifying areas to strengthen Markel's claims
service across its professional and financial risk (PFR), cyber,
equine, and trade credit, political risk, and surety (TCPRS)
classes of business.
Pestell has been with Markel International for more than 12
years during which time he has held the role of claims manager of
professional indemnity at the organisation.
Meanwhile, Thomas Upton has been
named head of claims performance for marine and energy. Akin to
Pestell's position, Upton will focus on enhancing relationships
with brokers, ensuring that complex claims continue to be dealt
with quickly and efficiently for clients operating in the marine
and energy liability space.
Upton started as a senior claims adjuster at Markel
International more than seven years ago. Since then, he has climbed
the ranks to become claims manager of energy liability and
Completing the line-up of appointments is Dan Lofty, as the new head of claims operations
and special projects team (SPT). Lofty will be responsible for
managing vendor relationships, ensuring the business continues to
deploy the correct systems and processes.
Lofty joined Markel International more than seven years ago;
starting as a senior casualty claims adjuster in the reinsurance
division, before progressing to the role of reinsurance and special
projects claims manager.
Collectively, the trio, who have more than 50 years of
experience in claims between them, will ensure the wholesale claims
and underwriting teams are closely aligned, as they take Markel's
claims service to the next level.
Pestell, Upton, and Lofty will be based at Markel's London office and report to Chris O'Shea, wholesale claims director at
O'Shea commented: "We would like to congratulate Jon, Tom, and
Dan, on their recent promotions. With their wealth of knowledge and
experience in claims, I am confident that they will further enhance
our award-winning claims service, by working closely with our
brokers, clients, and underwriting teams to drive profitable
growth, as our wholesale business navigates to US$2bn gross written premium (GWP)."
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