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Jo Sykes

Divisional Director - Broker & ATE, UK

Areas of focus

Jo joined Markel in January 2024 and is the divisional director of the UK broker and ATE, with a clear focus on driving digital transformation, developing broker relationships, and delivering profitable underwriting results.

She has the responsibility of delivering Markel’s innovative SME products and services, helping brokers achieve business-changing growth for their customers.

Her career spans over 25 years, including roles at AXA, Zurich and RSA across commercial insurance. With a wealth of experience in the industry, her commercial focus is a key driver to Markel’s growth ambitions and ongoing dedication to better support brokers and customers.

Jo is married to Martin; they share 4 children between them 3 girls and one boy. In her spare time, she can be found watching the children play netball or rugby and likes to walk and run herself to keep active.