Date: 31/05/2017

Markel Appoints Two New Board Members

Markel International, London, May, 31 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Hannah Purves and Simon Wilson to the boards of Markel Syndicate Management Ltd. and Markel International Insurance Company Ltd. 

Hannah Purves has been Markel’s director of claims since the beginning of 2013 and was previously head of claims for the political and contingency group at Beazley. Prior to that, she was a solicitor in private practice at Mayer Brown, focused on insurance and reinsurance business. 

Simon Wilson has been head of Markel’s national markets business, which deals with national and regional broker’s domestic business, since 2015, having previously been director of international development. He joined Markel in 2010 from being managing director of Lloyd’s Asia.  

William Stovin, president of Markel International, said: “Simon and Hannah have brought so much to our business. Hannah has transformed our claims function into a multi-award winning operation which acts as a business winning support to our underwriting teams. Simon has played an important role in the development of our businesses both inside and outside the UK and is driving the growth of our national markets business. We are delighted to make use of their experience and insights as we plan and deliver the success of Markel International.” 



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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 six divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel International Insurance Company Limited. Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal, tax and human resources consultancy services. For more information please visit us at