Date: 11/11/2013
By: Susy Chandler

Markel appoints Anne Whitaker non-executive director

Markel International, London, November 11, 2013 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer with a worldwide product portfolio, has appointed Anne Whitaker as non-executive director.

After a career of nearly 30 years at EY, latterly as Audit Partner - Investment Management looking after key investment management clients and previously, for four years, Head of Audit, UK Financial Services Practice, Ms Whitaker left the firm in 2008 to take up a number of voluntary, public sector and private sector roles. These include positions as a Board member of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, an NED of Barts Health NHS Trust, as well as working for YourStory, a Lambeth charity for local young people and for MicroVentures, part of MicroLoan Foundation, a microfinance charity in Malawi.

William Stovin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Markel International, said “We are fortunate to have Anne join our board and to contribute her deep financial and business experience, based on a successful career in one of the world’s top four accountancy firms, to guiding our business as it grows and expands its international reach. Her range of experience, across the public and private sectors, will help further broaden the board’s perspective.”     

Ms Whitaker is the third non-executive director on the Markel board, along with Ian Marshall, a senior adviser to the Financial Services Authority and Ralph Snedden, former Chief Executive of Euler Hermes International. She is a chartered accountant and has an MA in Mathematics from Oxford.



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About Markel International Markel International Limited is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through eight divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Syndicate 1400, Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel International Insurance Company Limited. For more information please visit at