Markel’s head of specialty and financial lines claims to join Canopius early next year

Canopius has today announced the appointment of Gabrielle Folliard as its new head of claims.

Folliard joins from Markel International, where she was most recently head of specialty and financial lines claims.

She will report directly to group chief operating officer, Laurie Davison, who said: “Gabrielle has extensive experience in claims management and a strong background in insurance legal practice and is well regarded across the market. She works collaboratively to achieve the best results for customers and all stakeholders.

”We are delighted to appoint her and look forward to welcoming her to the team.”

Folliard, who will begin her new role early next year, said: “It’s an exciting opportunity to head a team that is well known across the market for its excellent claims service and responsiveness.

”I look forward to joining Canopius and helping to move the claims function forward.”