Markel to Welcome Chubb’s Cox as Insurance Operations President, COO; Promotes Kiscaden, Sanders

July 11, 2018

Specialty insurer Markel Corp. has announced executive leadership changes for its insurance operations.

Robert Cox will join Markel in the newly created position of president and chief operating officer, Insurance Operations. In support of integrating its insurance operations, Cox will oversee Markel’s insurance divisions to include Markel Assurance, Markel Specialty and Markel International, in addition to sales and marketing.

Cox will report to Richie Whitt, co-chief executive officer.

Markel also announced the promotions of Brad Kiscaden to president and chief administrative officer, and Bryan Sanders to president, U.S. Insurance.

As a team, Cox, Kiscaden and Sanders, along with William Stovin, president, Markel International, will provide executive leadership and oversight of insurance operations. All leadership changes will be effective Sept. 5, 2018.

Cox brings 35 years of insurance experience. Previously, Cox was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Chubb where he led worldwide operations of Chubb Specialty Insurance. During his career, he held several executive positions and has experience in all areas of specialty and commercial property and casualty insurance and working in multiple distribution channels worldwide. Cox has been with Chubb since 2002.

Kiscaden has been executive vice president and chief actuarial officer since 2012. He joined Markel in 1986 and has served in a variety of leadership positions. In his new role, Kiscaden will continue to report to Whitt and oversee global actuarial operations, catastrophe management, information technology, information management, underwriting product line leadership, and claims.

Sanders has been president of the Markel Assurance division since 2017. Prior to the creation of Markel Assurance in late 2017, he was president, Markel Wholesale. In his new role, Sanders will report to Cox and oversee the Markel Assurance and Markel Specialty divisions. He has 36 years of industry experience. He joined Markel in 2013 as part of the Alterra acquisition. He has been with Alterra Specialty, Max Specialty, Hilb Rogal and Hobbs (HRH) Co., and MacDuff Underwriters.

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