US carrier Markel has appointed Mia Finsness to the role of managing director of global casualty underwriting and claims.

Mia Finsness – Markel

Finsness currently leads casualty claims at Markel for North America, Dublin and London Assurance divisions. She will continue to manage these claims division in her extended position.

In her new role, Finsness will work closely with Robin Russo, executive vice president and chief underwriting officer, and the underwriting leadership team to monitor current industry trends and emerging risks, provide thought leadership on casualty insurance initiatives, and support strategic underwriting initiatives across Markel.

She will continue to work out of Markel’s Bermuda and New York offices.

Finsness will also lead enhanced efforts on casualty catastrophe analysis and mitigation and work closely with Markel’s actuarial, risk management, and underwriting teams, the carrier said in a statement.

“In true Markel Style, with a focus on being results-oriented and fostering teamwork, Mia has made significant strides in her current role to improve underwriting and claims processes and to provide guidance and training on systemic and emerging risks topics, strategy, and policy wordings,” Russo said.