Markel Int’l expands subsea, equipment and hull & war capabilities

Specialty insurer London-based Markel International, a subsidiary of US insurer Markel Corp, has appointed Trevor McAuley as subsea and marine equipment underwriter and Katie Costello as hull and war underwriter in its marine, energy and property business.

McCauley’s more than 23 years’ market experience most recently saw him at Tokio Marine Kiln, where he focused on subsea. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, he will develop Markel’s marine equipment business in Scotland and will report to senior underwriter Andy Lane in London.

Costello joins from Axa, where she has been underwriting since 2013. She will report to senior underwriter Dan McCarthy and her role will be to strengthen Markel’s offering across a wide range of hull and war business, including all aspects of its blue and brown water hull account