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Simon Johnston


UK Marketing Director

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Simon joined Markel in November 2019 as UK Marketing Director from his previous role as Head of Marketing at Travelers.

He began his marketing career at Weber Shandwick/ McCann and has worked in-house and agency-side in the US, Asia-Pacific and Europe with a range of brands including Shell, Honda and Allianz. Simon is a member of the Worshipful Company of Marketors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

At Markel, Simon leads the UK marketing function with responsibility for insight, proposition development, brand, internal comms, PR and digital. He is a member of UK Executive team and the Markel International Diversity & Inclusion network.

Simon is married with two children and enjoys football and motorsport.