Markel Insurance announces appointment of new president

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TORONTO, Ont. – Markel Insurance Company of Canada has announced the appointment of Silvy Wright to the role of President, effective January 1, 2006.

Wright will take over from current President Mark Ram who will become President and CEO of Markel’s parent company, Northbridge Financial, also effective January 1, 2006.

“Over the past decade, Markel has become Canada’s largest trucking insurer and one of the property and casualty insurance industry’s most respected companies,” said Ram. “Silvy has played a key role in making Markel the company that it is today, and I’m confident that her proven track record and demonstrated leadership at Markel will ensure the company’s continued success.”

Wright joined Markel in 1994 as Vice-President, Finance. Since then, she has lead several core areas of the company including finance, information technology and human resources. She currently serves as Markel’s Executive Vice-President.

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