Cannock takes over from Peter Phillips

Markel International has appointed Matthew Cannock as its Singapore managing director.

Cannock will take up the position at the end of this month from Peter Phillips, who has led Markel’s operations in Asia Pacific since 2007.

In his new role, Cannock will be responsible for developing Markel’s regional marine capability, focusing on marine hull, cargo and liability business. He will manage Markel’s Asia Pacific business from its regional headquarters in Singapore, also encompassing offices in Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Markel International president and chief operating officer William Stovin said: “We are delighted that Matthew will be leading the next phase of our development in the important markets in Asia Pacific. He has a deep understanding of the markets in Asia, as well as the global perspective necessary in this internationally important region.

“He is well known regionally, with a strong network of contacts, which will be important to the continued growth of our business. Our thanks and best wishes go to Peter Phillips, who has played such a vital role in establishing the foundations for our Asia Pacific business on which Matthew will now build.”