London-based, Markel International, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer arm of US-based Markel Corp, has named Monica Novella as assistant cargo underwriter in its marine, energy and property business. She will report to Ryan Godfrey, who was appointed in January as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team.
Ms Novella joins from XL Catlin, where she spent 16 years helping develop the cargo account. Marine managing director Chris Fenn said: “We are delighted with Monica’s appointment, which adds further depth and underwriting strength to the existing team. With Ryan’s appointment at the beginning of the year it reflects Markel’s commitment to becoming a leading cargo team within Lloyd’s.”