Markel UK further strengthens underwriting arm with new liability lead

Markel UK has continued to invest and grow its underwriting team by appointing Vicky Read as new head of liability underwriting, in a move that supports the delivery of its ambitious five-year growth strategy.



Author: Markel UK

Markel UK has continued to invest and grow its underwriting team by appointing Vicky Read as new head of liability underwriting, in a move that supports the delivery of its ambitious five-year growth strategy.

Read joins after 14 years at AIG where she held a number of senior liability roles, most recently head of SME package & combined for AIG UK. Prior to AIG, she was a senior casualty underwriter at Zurich.

Markel’s strength in the liability markets is continuing to be felt across the industry, with Read joining one of the most knowledgeable underwriting teams in the sector. This is the first of several significant underwriting appointments planned as Markel continues to invest in its team’s capability following the appointment of new director of underwriting, Mark Plews, in March of this year. 

“I’m excited to join Markel’s team of successful and talented individuals and look forward to contributing to the business’s strong growth strategy,” said Read.

“Vicky has a strong pedigree in the SME liability markets and we are delighted to have someone of her calibre join us,” added Plews. “Since I joined Markel, just a few months ago, the opportunity for growth over the next five years and beyond has become obvious. Building on Vicky’s appointment, we will continue to invest in our people and deliver the market-leading levels of service that our brokers and policyholders expect of us.”

Vicky Read’s appointment is central to our commitment to provide brokers with access to experienced underwriters and facilitate quick decisions for customers.

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