Finance firm Markel International has made a number of internal senior appointments in its trade credit, political risk and surety team (TCPRS).

Simon Moon, previously senior underwriter at the company, has been selected as head of risk underwriting. Carl Titterton takes on the role of head of commercial underwriting for trade credit as he enters his ninth year at the firm’s trade credit division.

Nicola Marriage, who has been at the company for just over two years, is promoted to head of political risk. In a similar vein, Philip Amlot rises to head of trade credit and political risk for the Americas, having served nearly eight years at the firm.

Adrian Jones is now head of strategic development for Asia and the Middle East as well as continuing his role in senior underwriting.

Leroy Almeida, who has been senior executive officer, senior risk underwriter and head of trade credit, Middle East for just under four years, becomes head of Middle East TCPRS. The expanded role now includes overseeing marine and D&O (directors and officers liability) products.

Arjan Van de Wall moves to global development director, with a remit that includes matching brokers with specialist teams within the company’s international offices.

The managerial makeover follows the launch of the surety arm last March. All appointees will report to Ewa Rose, managing director of TCPRS.

Commenting on the restructure, Rose says: “Since the launch of the business in 2010, we have expanded our geographic reach across the US, Canada, Singapore and Dubai in addition to the London presence and have added political risk and surety product lines to the trade credit operation.

“The new structure gives leadership responsibility to the separate business lines, while providing an overarching, multi-product business development role that can engage effectively with our brokers.”

A subsidiary of US-based Markel Corporation, Markel International facilitates working capital management such as bonds and guarantees, as well as offering political risk cover for emerging market ventures.