Markel International – a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, has appointed Jeannie Schreiner as a senior underwriter for marine and energy (M&E) liability, where she will report Louise Foley, senior underwriter and head of M&E liability at Markel International.
Within this new role, Schreiner will be based in the M&E team, where she will underwrite a full-suite of M&E liability products, alongside Abigail Piper, senior underwriter, and Kathryn Grahame, underwriter.
With her previous experience and expertise, Schreiner will be able to build strong broker relationships and benefit the team.
Previously, she spent 10 years at Talbot Underwriting Services where she started out as a claims handler for M&E liability. She then progressed to the role of marine liability underwriting assistant and class underwriter, respectively.
In addition, Schreiner is a marine under 35 representative for the Lloyd’s Market Association’s (LMA) Joint Liability Committee and will retain this position as she takes on her new role at Markel International.
At the same time, Schreiner’s appointment, alongside the recent restructure to Markel’s liability team, will allow the organisation to develop its service offerings for clients and drive further investment in its liability portfolio.
Foley, commented: “Markel’s liability team, led by Andrew Carter, has achieved significant growth in gross written premium (GWP) and expertise, as well as an increased leadership profile over the last five years. With Jeannie onboard, she will play a crucial part in our plans by using her skills to enhance the M&E liability team’s underwriting expertise, so that we can continue focusing on service levels for brokers and clients and portfolio management.”
She added: “Now that we are back in the office, in Lloyd’s, and travelling once again, it is a priority of ours to ensure service levels are kept to a high standard, while maintaining our leadership position in the M&E liability market.”