Insurer hires Alterra’s long tail reinsurance claims boss


Markel International has promoted Zoe Woods to be claims manager for its new casualty treaty division.

Previously, Woods handled the casualty portfolio at Alterra as head of long tail reinsurance claims.

At Markel, Woods will lead a team comprising senior claims adjuster Colin Douglas and claims adjuster Nina Shah.

Markel claims director Hannah Purves said: “Zoe has the technical ability to bring an active and creative approach to claims management which, allied to her people skills, equips her to be a real success in this new role. She will also be a valuable addition to the senior leadership of the claims division.”