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Markel UK further expands underwriting team with new technology product line lead

Markel UK announces the appointment of Sam Rix to the underwriting team as part of Markel UK’s plans to drive further growth in the technology product lines.



Author: Markel UK

Sam Rix Technical Underwriting Manager

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve made a key appointment to our underwriting team as part of Markel UK’s plans to drive further growth in our technology book.

Sam Rix joins Markel’s underwriting team as ‘Technical Underwriting Manager – Technology’ and will be responsible for the profitable and sustainable growth of Markel UK’s technology product lines, a key sector in our growth plan.

Sam joins Markel from Chubb, where he spent five years as senior technology underwriter writing multinational major and corporate accounts across PI, cyber, property and casualty, and was responsible for growing their book across the London & South regions.

Prior to Chubb, Sam worked at Zurich Insurance for seven years, holding roles within the regional commercial combined SME team before moving to London to join the corporate Property & Casualty underwriting team.

"Sam has a track record of quality underwriting and the ability to enhance and build books of business in a sector of the market in which we have an established reputation."

In his new role Sam will report to Markel UK’s head of liability, Vicky Read.

“I am delighted to be joining Markel UK at such a pivotal time for the technology sector and with such a strong product offering,” Sam explained. “To have joined an insurer with an excellent market reputation, and with a clear remit to substantially grow the business, is a huge opportunity.”

Mark Plews, director of underwriting, commented on Sam joining the business: “We are delighted to welcome Sam to Markel UK as we continue to build a first-class team capable of delivering on our ambitions for this product line,” Mark explained. “Sam has a track record of quality underwriting and the ability to enhance and build books of business in a sector of the market in which we have an established reputation.”

“Sam is one of a number of excellent recruits Markel has recently announced, which delivers further depth to our underwriting and technical talent,” Nic Brown, divisional director – broker, concluded. “These investments validate our ongoing commitment to supporting the growth of our sector solutions for the broker channel.”

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