Markel International has appointed Jonathan Finch as senior underwriter in its surety team in London.

With over 25 years of experience as a surety professional, Finch has a strong track record in the UK commercial and contract surety market, having held a variety of roles throughout his career in both broking and underwriting.

He joins Markel from Travelers Insurance Company, where he was a senior surety underwriter. He has previously held roles at RKH Specialty, Ace European Group and Aon Surety and Guarantee.

At Markel, Finch reports to Damian Manning, head of surety, and is responsible for servicing and developing the surety portfolio, which was set up in 2017.

Ewa Rose, managing director of trade credit, political risk and surety at Markel International, comments on the hire: “The appointment of Jonathan reflects our growing appetite in the surety business and underlines our commitment to the market. Jonathan’s extensive and versatile experience, both in broking and underwriting, will make him a valuable asset to our team and its future success.”