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Rob Rees

Markel Direct

Divisional Director - Direct, UK


Rob Rees joined Markel in 2019 to lead Markel UK’s direct and affinity partnerships division.

He brings over 20-years’ experience and is responsible for growing Markel’s direct business and extensive scheme and partner relationship program. He also is responsible for Markel owned freelancer and contractor business Caunce O'Hara, which offers specialist insurance for over 23,000 contractors, freelancers and small businesses across the UK.

Prior to joining Markel, Rob held senior leadership positions at Trade Direct Insurance Services, Jelf Group (now Marsh) and Towergate.