Robert Ashby switches to Markel's marine and energy division

Markel International has appointed Robert Ashby as specie underwriter to boost its marine and energy division.

Ashby joins from QBE, where he spent six years as deputy specie underwriter.

Ashby said: “I am delighted to be joining Markel international at this time. The company has a worldwide portfolio of business and offers a flexible approach to a wide range of clients.”

Paul Jenks, director of marine and energy, said: “I am pleased that we have attracted someone with Robert’s background and experience. His appointment will give further breadth and depth to our capability.”