Markel Corporation Announces Leadership Structure Changes

July 12, 2018 - Markel Corporation has announced changes to its executive leadership structure. Robert Cox will join the company in the newly created role of president and chief operating officer of insurance operations.

In that role, Cox will oversee Markel’s insurance divisions, including Markel Assurance, Markel Specialty, and Markel International, in addition to sales and marketing. Cox will report to Reggie Whitt, co-CEO.

Markel has also announced the promotions of Brad Kiscaden to president and chief administrative officer and Bryan Sanders to president of US insurance. All leadership changes will take effect September 15.

“The addition of Bob to our executive leadership team and the promotions of Brad and Bryan strengthen our focus on profitable growth and delivering the best value and services for our customers,” Whitt said. “These moves will accelerate our ability to deliver on these goals.”

Cox brings more than 35 years of industry leadership experience to his new role. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Chubb, where he led worldwide operations for Chubb Specialty Insurance.

Kiscaden has served as Markel’s executive vice president and chief actuarial officer since 2012. He joined the company in 1986 and has served in a variety of leadership positions during his tenure. In his new role, he will oversee global actuarial operations, catastrophe management, information technology, information management, underwriting product-line leadership, and claims.

Meanwhile, Sanders has served as president of the Markel Assurance division since 2017. Prior to that, he served as president of Markel Wholesale. In his new role, he will oversee the Markel Assurance and Markel Specialty divisions.