Our governance

We are building the financial value of our company with a forever and right now mindset.

Since the company went public in 1986, Markel has maintained a commitment to building the financial value for our shareholders through the “zealous pursuit of excellence.” To that end, the Markel Style guides us to work hard, to adapt and innovate, and to be honest and fair in all our dealings.

We have adopted a forever and right now mindset which means our day-to-day actions are balanced with a long-term approach to the development, sustainability, and governance of Markel as one of the world’s great companies.

The forever and right now mindset extends to our leadership committees, Markel’s Code of Conduct, communications to shareholders, and financial disclosures. Learn more in the stories and sections below.
Markel employee outdoors on phone

Our creed is honesty and fairness in all our dealings.

Our commitment to strong governance practices can be tied directly to the Markel Style. This roadmap informs our day-to-day actions and our long-term approach to the development, sustainability, and governance of Markel in our ongoing effort to build one of the world’s great companies. Find out more about our corporate responsibility, and how that impacts our commitment to our environment, people, and communities.

Governance Insights

Governance resources