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Markel Insurance

06 Jan 2020

Markel UK Makes Double Senior Appointment

Markel UK has added two senior team members to its sales and marketing operation, as the company continues to see significant growth.

Markel UK has added two senior team members to its sales and marketing operation, as the company continues to see significant growth.

Rob Rees joins from Trade Direct Insurance Services, where he was divisional director, to lead Markel UK’s Direct and Affinity Partnerships division. Rob will take on the role of direct and affinity sales director, responsible for continuing to grow Markel Direct’s capabilities and presence. He is also charged with taking responsibility for Caunce O'Hara’s recently acquired freelancer and contractor business, as well as expanding Markel UK’s extensive scheme and partner relationship programme.

Simon Johnston joins as marketing director, responsible for continuing the evolution of Markel UK’s marketing capability. Simon will lead the delivery of Markel UK’s new and innovative sector solutions across the Markel Law, Markel Tax and Markel UK insurance businesses. Simon was previously UK marketing director at Travelers.

Both will report into Nic Brown, Markel UK’s sales and marketing director.

Commenting on the double appointment, Nic said, “2019 was yet another milestone year for Markel UK. We are continuingly looking to bolster our delivery capability, and these latest appointments demonstrate how our ambitious vision and strong values are attracting some of the industry’s best talent, ensuring we achieve the high-growth targets and standards we hold ourselves to.” 

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