7 January 2021News

Markel hires Trevor Gandy to drive diversity and inclusion efforts

Markel has hired Trevor Gandy as managing director for talent, diversity and inclusion.

Gandy took up his post on January 1, 2021 and is responsible for driving Markel’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy for its global workforce. He works closely with the company’s human resources leadership team and its global diversity and inclusion steering committee on the continued development of employee awareness programmes, training and education opportunities, recruitment outreach programmes, and strategic partnerships.

Gandy has 25 years of management experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion (D&I), human resources, talent acquisition and leadership development and has been a consultant for Markel’s D&I initiatives since 2020.

Before joining Markel he was the founder and president of TréGan Consulting where he helped companies promote and leverage the business value of D&I. He also previously served as principal for D&I at Amazon and chief diversity officer at Chubb Insurance.

At Markel he reports to Sue Davies, chief human resources officer.

Davies said: “Fostering a more diverse and inclusive organisation is a business imperative.”