Markel International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, has announced the appointments of Matthew Rowland and Clifford Blayney as senior underwriters in its renewable energy team, where they will specialise in offshore wind. The appointments are the latest in the build-out of the energy team.
Rowland and Blayney will be based in Markel’s London office and will report to Tom Baker, head of renewable energy for Markel International.
Rowland (pictured above left) has 15 years of offshore wind experience, including underwriting, broking, and, most recently, as a lead risk and insurance specialist at a large offshore wind developer.
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Blayney (pictured above right) joins from Markel’s upstream energy team and has more than 10 years of upstream energy experience. He joined Markel International eight years ago, and most recently served as senior underwriter for upstream and midstream energy.
“Our global renewable energy team has achieved significant growth over the past two years, but these latest appointments, which combine specific offshore wind experience with traditional oil and gas experience, are a fantastic win for us,” Baker said. “With Matt and Cliff’s diverse experience and expertise, we have everything we need to continue growing our footprint and to become a leading insurer in the global offshore wind market.”