Date: 15/01/2018

Markel UK Appoints Sales and Marketing Director

Markel International, London, January 15, 2018 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Nic Brown as sales and marketing director of its national markets business in the UK, with responsibility across all its insurance, tax and legal operations.  

The business combines Markel’s regional insurance operation with Abbey Tax, the accountants’ fee protection insurer and tax consultancy, and Abbey Legal, the legal expenses insurance and legal advice business.

Nic was previously global sales director for Bupa’s international medical insurance business and, prior to that, held senior sales and marketing roles at AXA, Aetna, Cigna and Citibank, in an insurance career spanning 20 years. 

Neil Galjaard, divisional managing director of Markel UK, said: “Within our UK business we offer high level advisory skills and services that play critical roles in the success of all commercial organisations. We are increasingly combining insurance, tax and legal services to provide a real sector specialism for brokers, accountants and affinity organisations. Nic’s experience, across a wide range of product lines and distribution channels, will be important in broadening the breadth and reach of the propositions that we offer our clients.”

Nic Brown added:” The combination of the opportunity to create a single focus on all of our sales and marketing activities in the UK, supported by Markel’s investment in the necessary systems and sector propositions development, was a very attractive one for me. We have a unique opportunity to significantly increase our UK market footprint and penetration and I am very much looking forward to working with all of our teams to make this growth ambition a reality.”



For more information:

Michael Henman, Director of Communications                                               + 44 (0)20 7953 6000


Susy Chandler, Acting Wholesale Marketing Manager                                     +44 (0)20 7953 6523                                                                  


About Markel International:

Markel International Limited is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through four 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 and tax consultancy services. For more information please visit us at