Markel Int’l Names Green Head of Underwriting Risk, Higgins Head of Cat Mgmt
Market Internationala subsidiary of Markel Corp., has mentioned Andrew Green as head of underwriting risk, with Emma Higgins taking over from Green as head of catastrophe management. Green and Higgins began their roles in October. Higgins was previously a disaster risk manager at Markel International.
Working alongside the Catastrophe Management, Actuarial, Risk Management and Underwriting teams, Green will be responsible for managing and mitigating volatility in Markel’s portfolio. He will report to Nick Linechief underwriting officer at Markel International.
Higgins will lead the catastrophe management team focused on providing individual and portfolio risk insights for its products. She will report to Gunter Kryszonglobal executive underwriting officer, Property, at Markel.
Green brings more than 15 years of insurance experience, having joined Markel in 2014 as head of catastrophe management, where he was instrumental in expanding the team’s remit to include a wide range of products – from cyber to terrorism. Prior to joining Markel, Green spent six years at Tokio Marine Kiln, most recently as Deputy Head of Exposure Management. He started his career as a catastrophe modeling analyst at Catlin in 2006.
Higgins has been with Markel for more than six years, starting in 2016 as a senior disaster analyst. In 2019, she was promoted to disaster risk manager. Prior to joining Markel, she was an assistant disaster risk analyst at Travelers Insurance Co.
“The work provided by the disaster management team at Markel continues to be a great resource for identifying potential risks and I hope to leverage the knowledge and expertise in that team as I work with the other functions within the company. My goal in this role is to ensure that we maintain our embedded risk culture, robust controls and strong risk framework, which will not only result in sound underwriting decisions, but in turn help Markel achieve its growth ambitions,” said Green.
“I am grateful for the opportunities Markel offers and the ability to advance my career in an environment that values its employees. I look forward to leading and supporting the brilliant work of the disaster management team as I guide the team to ensure we are aligned with the company’s growth strategy,” said Higgins.
Fidelis promotes 3 senior leaders: Mathias, Bellamy and Davern
Bermuda-based Fidelis Insurance has announced three senior promotions, effective immediately.
Charles Mathias was promoted to Deputy Chairman. He most recently served as director of underwriting, having joined the company in the role of chief risk officer, and has nearly four decades of brokerage and underwriting experience. He is also an executive director of the Fidelis Group. He joined Fidelis in 2015 from Lancashire, most recently serving as Chief Risk Officer. Prior to 2005, he held a number of positions with brokers and MGAs in London, the US and Mexico.
Matthew Bellamy has been promoted to Director of Underwriting, replacing Mathias. Before that, he was head of FUL Property Reinsurance at Fidelis. He has over 15 years of insurance experience and prior to joining Fidelis in 2019 was Head of Property Treaty and Deputy Active Underwriter at Lloyd’s Acapella Syndicate.
Michael Daven has been appointed member of the Executive Committee. Davern has grown the portfolio into a leading market in the direct and optional (D&F) real estate sector. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry in various positions within underwriting and actuarial services. He joined Fidelis from AXA XL where he worked for over 10 years, most recently as an underwriting manager writing open market and delegated authority cases.
“I am delighted to promote Matt and Michael as valuable members of our core team. They have played an important role in the development of our company and I look forward to working more closely with them as we continue to grow,” said Richard Brindle, group chairman and chief executive officer and chief underwriting officer of Fidelis.
“I have worked with Charlie since 2005 and am pleased to credit him for the role he plays as an ambassador and advisor in all aspects of our business. This is a very exciting time for Fidelis and we are committed to developing our colleagues to help us move forward.”