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Mark Plews


Director of Underwriting, UK

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Mark joined Markel in 2022 and takes full responsibility for Markel’s underwriting strategy in the UK.

Mark leads one of the most knowledgeable underwriting teams in the market and is tasked with shaping underwriting strategy in the UK.  He also plays a pivotal role in Markel’s continued development of market-leading solutions to support its customers.

Mark came from Hiscox where he was head of schemes and partnerships. His Hiscox career spanned 16 years in commercial and financial lines underwriting. Before Hiscox he worked at AIG in Glasgow for a number of years.

Mark is married to Gillian and has three daughters– Abbie, Eilidh and Millie