Diversity and inclusion (D&I) expert Trevor Gandy has come onboard Markel Corporation as talent and D&I managing director.
Gandy, who previously served as Chubb’s chief diversity officer, has been a consultant for the D&I initiatives at Markel since last year. His credentials also include time spent as D&I principal at Amazon and as president of his own consultancy.
Bringing 25 years of management experience in the areas of D&I, human resources, talent acquisition, and leadership development, the key hire will be working closely with the company’s HR leadership team and global diversity and inclusion steering committee.
Headquartered in Virginia, Markel has insurance hubs in London, Bermuda, and New York. For the benefit of its global workforce, Gandy will focus on employee awareness campaigns, training and education opportunities, recruitment outreach programmes, and strategic partnerships.
“Fostering a more diverse and inclusive organization is a business imperative,” said chief human resources officer Sue Davies, to whom Gandy will be reporting. “We are excited to have Trevor join Markel who is a valued advisor known for helping teams develop and promote a workplace culture of inclusion.
“Building on the foundation that our teams have created, I look forward to Trevor’s leadership, influence, and contributions in helping further advance our progress.”