Date: 30/07/2019

Markel Appoints Head of Cyber in London


Markel International, London, July 30, 2019 – Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Chris Burgess to head up its cyber team in London.

Chris joins Markel with over 15 years of experience working in financial and professional lines insurance, having held a variety of roles throughout his career, most recently as UK cyber leader at AIG, where he was responsible for its cyber, technology, Telco and media professional indemnity portfolios, as well as leading and implementing global strategies.

Chris will report to Scott Bailey, who became managing director of cyber for Markel International earlier this year when the team developed into a separate underwriting division.

Commenting on the appointment, Scott Bailey said: “We’re delighted to welcome Chris as head of our London cyber team at this exciting and critical time. We formed an all-new underwriting division earlier this year and have very recently launched our new product Cyber 360 and so his appointment reinforces both our continued growth and our ambition in this space.

We look forward to working closely with our valued brokers to explore opportunities in the cyber market over the coming months and years and are certain that Chris will be an asset to the team as we achieve this.”


For more information:

Susy Chandler, Marketing Manager + 44 (0)20 7953 6000

About Markel International:

Markel International is a division 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 six divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel International Insurance Company Limited, Markel Insurance SE., Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel Seguradora do Brasil S.A.

Its UK national markets business also provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services. For more information please visit us at

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