I am Cynthia Shoss
Eversheds Sutherland, Partner
Cynthia R. Shoss, co-head of Global Insurance and co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP's Insurance Transactions and Products practice, is a nationally recognized adviser on insurance regulatory matters, focusing on transformative transactions such as demutualizations, mergers, conversions, pension risk transfers and other restructurings and acquisitions. She also assists clients with legislation, examinations and investigations, and with compliance, governance and investment issues. For more than 30 years, Cynthia has counseled clients in the various insurance sectors including life insurance, property/casualty insurance, health insurance and workers’ compensation. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, investment bankers and state departments of insurance and attorneys general. In 2014, Cynthia was the first woman and second lawyer in private practice in the 100-year history of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel to receive its Buist M. Anderson Distinguished Service Award for lifetime service to the life insurance bar and industry. Cynthia joined Eversheds Sutherland (US) (formerly Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP) from Dewey & LeBoeuf (formerly LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae) where she was co-chair of the Insurance Regulatory Group and formerly Managing Partner of LeBoeuf’s London office (at Lloyd’s). She also served as chair of LeBoeuf's pro bono practice and was a founder of the LeBoeuf Women’s Initiatives Group. Cynthia currently serves on Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Executive Committee, Pro Bono Committee, and Diversity Committee. Cynthia received her B.A. from Newcomb College of Tulane University, her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
I am Marylee O'Neill
Intersect International, Managing Partner
As Managing Partner of Intersect International Marylee works at the intersection of business leadership and strategy implementation. She assists CEOs and their executive teams to meet the challenges of major change and transition to deliver business results. Marylee also advises Board Chairs and their directors on increasing overall Board effectiveness and on both CEO and Board succession planning. Marylee’s clients are predominately in the insurance arena but she has worked in a broad range of global financial services businesses and maintains a special focus in accelerating the executive leadership of women. For over 20 years Marylee’s approach remains data driven, customized and applied – specifically working with CEOs and Board Chairs to help increase their personal and collective impact and effectiveness - addressing topics and issues in real time. A serial business entrepreneur, Marylee founded Intersect International Ltd. to address a need and approach identified by her clients – a specialized focus on the leadership success of CEOs, their teams and boards. Since its’ inception, the Intersect International group, with senior affiliates in NY, Toronto and Bermuda have worked with many senior executives, their boards and their teams around the globe. A former senior partner and business leader at Oliver Wyman (Delta), a member of Marsh McLennan (MMC) Group of Companies Marylee held a number of senior leadership positions in North America and Bermuda prior to selling her Canadian company JSI to MMC. Marylee was a director and owner of Johnston Smith International (JSI); she has also held several executive positions in strategy and operations, marketing and public affairs. Marylee’s past and current voluntary leadership contributions also include co-founder of Stella’s Place, Board Director and Governance Chair of The Shaw Festival Theatre, The Niagara Foundation, The Toronto Board of Trade, Bermuda First, The Bermuda Dance Foundation and The Centre Project (Bermuda). She was an original contributor to the United Way’s Dixon Hall’s Program called Bridge to Success: Young Women at Risk. Marylee is also a past board director at Providence Healthcare.
I am Day Bishop
Willis Towers Watson, Account Director
Day has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector in both investment and insurance. She brings a deep understanding of insurers’ complex investment needs to the Insurance Industry Group at Towers Watson. Responsible for developing and managing Towers Watson’s relationships with insurers, Day leverages the firm’s expertise across Investment, Risk and Talent management to deliver advice and recommendations designed to help insurers manage underwriting, investment and business risks. Day also coordinates Towers Watson’s co-sponsorship of the Insurance Women’s Investment Network. She joined Towers Watson in 2013 as an Investment Consultant and member of the Insurance Investment Advisory Group at Towers Watson Investment Services. Prior to joining Towers Watson, Day was the Governance Manager for the four health insurance companies sponsored by Freelancers Union, where she worked closely with executive management, board members, regulators and attorneys to implement governance policies and monitor compliance. Prior to that, Day was with global asset management and investment research firm AllianceBernstein for over ten years. As a Client Relationship Director in the Insurance Group, she advised domestic and international property & casualty, reinsurance, life and health clients on investments in fixed income, equities and alternatives strategies for both general account and pension assets. Her experience in investment also includes working as a Fixed Income analyst at Lazard Frères & Co. and working at investment banking firm Montgomery Securities in Equity research. Day graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
I am Susan Sutherland
Ascot Underwriting Ltd, Independent Director
Susan J. Sutherland is an independent board director with extensive experience in corporate finance (including initial public offerings), mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, strategic planning, risk analysis, capital markets, investments, executive compensation and succession planning, and legal, regulatory and disclosure matters. Susan has over thirty years of experience advising companies, investment banks and private equity firms in a broad range of corporate transactions and investments in industries including insurance and other financial services, healthcare, transportation, and industrial and consumer goods. Susan was a senior partner in the Financial Institutions Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP until her retirement in March 2013 after a thirty-year career with the firm. She was consistently recognized in numerous leading industry publications as one of the world’s leading lawyers for complex business matters. Susan dedicated a substantial part of her career to advising U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance companies, investment banks and private equity firms in insurance-related corporate transactions. She has extensive experience in all lines of insurance business, including life & annuity, property & casualty, accident & health and specialty lines. Upon her retirement, Susan was elected to the Board of Directors of Montpelier Re Holdings (NYSE:MRH), a leading global provider of customized, innovative reinsurance and insurance solutions based in Bermuda with subsidiaries in the U.K. and the U.S.. Susan served through February 2015 as a member of Montpelier’s Finance Committee, with oversight responsibilities over Montpelier’s alternative asset management business, investment portfolio, financing arrangements, share repurchase program, dividend policy and related capital allocation matters. In February 2015, Susan rotated onto Montpelier’s Underwriting Committee, which approves and oversees the company’s underwriting policies, processes and procedures and monitors underwriting performance. Susan also serves on Montpelier’s Compensation and Nominating Committee. In 2015, Susan was appointed as an Independent Trustee of the Eaton Vance Mutual Fund complex based in Boston, Massachusetts, comprised of approximately 180 mutual and closed-end funds with $110 billion of consolidated assets. She is a member of their Contract Review Committee, Compliance Reports & Regulatory Matters Committee, and Governance Committee. Susan was also appointed in 2015 to the Board of Directors of Hagerty Holding Corp. in Traverse City, Michigan, the leading provider of automobile and marine insurance for collectors, with locations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Germany. She serves on Hagerty’s Audit & Finance Committee and its Human Resources & Compensation Committee. Susan is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and is also a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), 100 Women in Hedge Funds, and the Association of Professional Insurance Women. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with highest honors from Denison University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and is also a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.
I am Penny Shaw
Hanover Group - Chaucer Syndicates, Group Chief Risk Officer
Penny was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in January 2017 with responsibility for the effective design and performance of The Hanover Group’s enterprise wide risk management framework and its constituent parts. She retains her Chaucer Chief Risk Officer role and is responsible for the overall performance, direction and management of enterprise risk management, underwriting risk management, exposure management as well as responsibility for legal, compliance and corporate governance functions. Penny is also an executive member on the Board of Directors of Chaucer Syndicates Limited. Penny joined Chaucer in September 2014 from Hiscox where she was Group Chief Risk Officer. Prior to this, Penny was with ACE (now Chubb) for 10 years, most recently as European Head of Risk Management & Capital with responsibility for the Solvency II programme and joint responsibility for the global capital model. Penny is a qualified Actuary and has over 20 years insurance industry experience.
I am Julie Page
Aon UK Limited, CEO
Julie has worked in the insurance industry for 28 years. The majority of that time has been spent with major brokers, currently with Aon as UK CEO. In 2008, Julie Page became Chief Executive Officer of the UK Consumer and Commercial business of Marsh. In this role, she was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the firm’s practice across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Additionally, Page also is the chair of British Insurance Brokers’ Association new international and wholesale brokers’ advisory board, as of 2014. Before her most recent role at Marsh, Page held various challenges at the risk insurance consultancy since starting at the firm in 1999. Prior to that, Page worked at Aon for eight years where she served in a number of risk and consulting positions.
I am Katherine Coates
Clifford Chance, Partner
Katherine Coates has over 30 years’ experience of all aspects of corporate and commercial work, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She is head of Clifford Chance’s Financial Institutions Group in London and its Global Insurance Sector Group. She specialises in non-contentious insurance matters including UK and European insurance regulation and compliance, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, demutualisations, capital raising, distribution arrangements, product development and the Lloyd’s market. Katherine also advises on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters for banks, asset managers and other financial institutions.
I am Cécile Coune
Cécile Coune has been CEO of Aviabel since May 2012. She also chairs the Executive Committee. Cécile has more than 18 years’ experience in insurance, where she has held several CEO positions. She was also a partner in a well-known law firm for several years. Cecile is also member of the Executive Committee at FEB-VBO.
I am Isabel Hudson
Isabel has significant experience in general insurance, both as an executive and non-executive director, along with a wealth of relevant board experience having served as committee member and committee chairman of a number of listed companies including Standard Life plc and QBE Insurance Group Ltd, as well as The Pensions Regulator. Isabel brings wide ranging commercial, corporate finance and business development experience to the Board from the UK and internationally, especially Europe, focussed on the insurance sector, spanning life and general insurance as well as pensions. Her previous roles include executive director of Prudential’s UK business and chairman of Prudential International Assurance between 2002 and 2006, chief executive of specialised pension buyout firm Synesis Life, chief financial officer of Eureko and international development director for GE Insurance Holdings Limited. External appointments: chairman of the National House Building Council (NHBC), non-executive director of BT Group plc, ambassador for Scope (UK disability charity)
I am Anna Maria D'Hulster
The Geneva Association, Secretary General
Anna Maria was appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association by the membership on 2 June 2014. Before joining The Geneva Association, she was responsible for the insurance practice at swissQuant Group, a Fintech company specialising in the development and implementation of mathematical algorithms and software for risk management and big data purposes. From 2002 to 2012, she had different roles with the Baloise Group in Switzerland and Europe. She acted as Head of Group Risk Management from 2002 to 2004, and Head of Group Performance Management while also representing the Holding on the boards of various subsidiaries (from 2004 to 2008). She subsequently established and developed the life insurance company Baloise Life of which she became the CEO in 2008. Anna Maria was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Insurance Association (CEA/Insurance Europe) from 2009 to 2012. Before her career in the insurance industry, Anna Maria was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, leading banking and insurance projects in Germany and the United States. She started her career as a corporate finance analyst at Deutsche Bank. Anna Maria holds an INSEAD MBA (1993) and a business-engineering degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She is a Belgian citizen. In 2014 Anna Maria was appointed as non-executive Director to the Board of Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Ltd., London.
I am Evelyn Bourke
Appointed as Group CEO on 25 July 2016. Previously served as Acting Group CEO from 4 April 2016 and CFO from September 2012. Evelyn has a strong track record and extensive experience in financial services, risk and capital management, and mergers and acquisitions. A qualified actuary, she also holds an MBA from London Business School and was previously a Non-Executive Director of the IFG Group in Ireland. Evelyn joined from Friends Life where she was Chief Executive Officer of its Heritage division. Previously at Friends Provident, she was the Executive Director responsible for strategy, capital and risk and, before that, Chief Financial Officer.
I am Pina Albo
Hamilton Insurance Group, CEO
Pina Albo will become Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Insurance Group on January 22, 2018. Pina began her career as a lawyer in Toronto, Canada. After practicing in real estate, corporate finance and M&A, she accepted a position at Munich Re as a claims expert. During her 25-year career at the Company, Pina has held increasingly senior positions which have included Head of Casualty Unit, North America/UK and International D&O/EPL; Head of Casualty Operations at Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada and Temple Insurance Company; Executive Head of Department UK and Ireland; President, National Clients Division, Munich Re America; and President, Reinsurance Division, Munich Reinsurance America. Pina’s most recent position at Munich Re is Member of the Board of Executive Management where her responsibilities have included P&C business and operations in Europe and Latin America. Pina has been a member of many industry boards including the Board of the Insurance Information Institute, the Board of the Reinsurance Association of America and the National Board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. She has been recognized for her contributions to the insurance industry and has received numerous awards including the Association of Professional Insurance Women’s “Woman of the Year” (2011). She was designated a “Top Influencer” in Insurance Business America’s List of “Hot 100” (2014) and placed in Intelligent Insurer’s list of ‘Top 100 Women in Re/insurance” (2014 and 2015). Pina holds the Maîtrise en Droit, International and European Community Law, from L’Université d’Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France; Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Languages from the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I am Belinda Schofield
ED BROKING LLP, Non Executive Director
Belinda is an insurance consultant and project manager for growing equine business handling feisty polo ponies and is currently building up her NED portfolio using her 30 year experience as a business lawyer. Until May 2016 one of the senior partners in CMS Cameron McKenna’s insurance team. Her insurance experience focussed on general insurance disputes, including coverage, defence as well as regulatory investigations across a broad range of D&O, financial institutions, property and professional negligence cases. Belinda has been involved in a number of significant claims affecting the market, including: the Names litigation, NRG v Bacon & Woodrow, Pension Reviews ( including s166 reviews), Enron, Buncefield , Arch Cru and DAAR and BA v Al Refai, Kroll et al. For the last five years at CMS Belinda headed up CMS’ Bristol insurance team as well as running a London team. In recognition of her being one of the leading professional indemnity lawyers in the market Belinda was thrilled to receive the Euromoney Women in Business Law Award in 2014 for Best in Insurance. Belinda is an accredited mediator and in her role as one if the senIor female partners mentored junior partners in the team which boasts a 50:50 male:female partner split. She was an active and staunch supporter of the firm’s and the insurance market’s diversity events. Belinda fills her spare time with running, cycling, swimming and her horses.
I am Carol Richmond
Arthur J Gallagher, International Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Carol Richmond joined Arthur J. Gallagher in June 2015 to lead the transformation of Gallagher’s risk, compliance and financial crime functions and enable the effective integration of acquired businesses following a period of rapid UK expansion. Bringing 30 years’ experience working in regulatory, governance and customer-focused roles in the financial services sector, Carol has established and grown the operation to support the diverse business and its future strategic growth. As Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for the International business, Carol holds responsibility for regulation and risk across Gallagher’s UK and overseas operations. She serves on the boards of all Gallagher’s UK-regulated entities. In her early career, Carol worked in senior roles for the Financial Services Authority and its predecessor regulators and then moved to work for global blue chip companies in the insurance and broking fields where, amongst other roles, she led UK, European and global risk, governance and compliance functions at Board level. Prior to Gallagher, Carol was a board director of Aon UK Limited, a role that encompassed driving the company’s strategy and development plans. She was also the sponsor for the Women’s International Network in the UK. From 2007 to 2013, Carol was an Independent Governor on the Board of the University of Bedfordshire where she was also Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. In July 2014, she was awarded the distinction of an honorary fellowship of the University in recognition of her service. Carol then became a Trustee of Regent’s University London in January 2014 where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee until she left in December 2016. In 2016, Carol was voted one of the most influential women in insurance by Intelligent Insurer magazine.
I am Tricia Guinn
Allied World, Non Executive Director
Patricia L. (Tricia) Guinn is the retired Managing Director of Risk and Financial Services at Towers Watson and served as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. As Managing Director, she oversaw delivery of insurance consulting and software, reinsurance brokerage, and investment services to clients globally. During her 39-year career with Towers Watson, she also advised senior insurance company executives and boards on major strategic issues, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, and performance measurement. Ms. Guinn is also a member of the board of directors of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, a global provider of innovative property, casualty, and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, and an Association Member of BUPA, a leading international healthcare group. A 2014 recipient of the Actuarial Foundation’s Insurance Legends Award, Ms. Guinn is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). She has served on the board of the Actuarial Foundation, and is a current board member of the International Insurance Society, a member of the Society of Actuaries Nominating Committee, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries Financial Regulatory Task Force. Ms. Guinn has been a director since 2016.
I am Sabrina Hart
Zurich Insurance Group, Executive Vice President/Central Zone Executive
As the Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Global Corporate in North America, Sabrina Hart oversees the underwriting of all corporate lines of business and is responsible for the management of all market-facing underwriting functions. Sabrina joined Zurich in 1997 from Marsh USA in Atlanta, where she had served as Vice President and Southeast Healthcare Practice Leader. In 1999 she was asked to lead Zurich’s Healthcare Institutional Profit Center, a post she held until being named Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Zurich North America Specialties in 2006. In 2008 Sabrina was named the head of Risk Operations for Group Risk Management at Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland, where she was responsible for driving the Group’s operational risk and control activities. In 2011 Sabrina returned to the U.S. to become Global Corporate in North America’s Chief Operating Officer. Sabrina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she now serves on the Board of Visitors. She also earned a certificate in Strategic Management from the Kellogg Business School of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Sabrina was selected as a “2013 Women to Watch” by Business Insurance and honored by Insurance Networking News as a 2013 Women in Insurance Leadership award winner.
I am Susan Holliday
International Finance Corporation, Principal Insurance Specialist
Susan is part of the financial institutions group at IFC. She invests in insurance, both mature companies and earlier stage technology related to insurance, in developing countries. She has 29 years experience in insurance in a variety of different roles. Prior to joining IFC, Susan worked at Swiss Re, where she was a Managing Director and Head of Strategy for the reinsurance business worldwide and a member of the executive team. In this capacity she worked on all aspects of life and health and property casualty re/insurance; headed a global team; and led the strategy work for emerging markets and for Fintech. Susan also held the positions of CFO of Reinsurance Client Markets and Head of Investor Relations at Swiss Re. Before Swiss Re, Susan worked in equity research and equity sales covering the insurance industry at UBS, JP Morgan and Paribas. Susan started her career as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in London and then established a counterparty credit analysis department for an insurance broker. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments in the UK. Susan is a British national. She graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford with a degree in modern history. In 2014, Susan completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. She is also an angel investor and advisor to several start-ups
I am Annette Court
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, Non Executive Director
Annette is Chairman of Admiral Insurance Group and SID at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. She has also been a NED of various public company and private equity backed Boards. She was the CEO of European General Insurance of Zurich Financial Services from 2007 until July 2010 and served as a member of its Group Executive Committee. She joined Zurich from RBS Insurance/ Direct Line Group where she was CEO and a member of the RBS Group Executive Management Committee from 2001. Annette has a degree in engineering from Oxford University and subsequently worked at IBM in the banking and insurance sectors for 11 years. She also sits on the advisory board of Streetgames, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people and is a business mentor for Merryck & Co.
I am Alice Kane
Clifford Chance LLP, Counsel
Alice Kane regularly advises property and casualty, life, and health insurance clients on a wide range of regulatory, governance, and transactional matters. She also has significant experience with complex M&A transactions and in asset management. Prior to Alice's time at Clifford Chance, she was a partner at Duane Morris LLP and before that served as the Group General Counsel at two Fortune 100 insurers, Zurich Insurance Group and New York Life Insurance Company.
I am Joan Lamm-Tennant
Blue Marble Microinsurance, Chief Executive Officer
Joan Lamm-Tennant is the Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist of Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance and risk advisory operating company of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Her expertise includes enterprise risk modeling, implementation of risk-based decision processes and high value strategies resulting in capital efficiencies and profitable growth. Joan has been focusing on an emerging market strategy for MMC resulting in the design of an industry-owned facility intended to create a competitive market addressing the insurance needs of the emerging middle class.
I am Robin Lenna
Robin F. Lenna is a senior executive in financial services with expertise in retirement solutions, structured risk products, investments and risk management. Robin was Chairman, President & CEO of General American Life Insurance Company and Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company. In addition, Robin led a major business P&L with total annual sales of $13 billion, assets of $180 billion and earnings of $1.1 billion. Business responsibilities included sales, underwriting, product development and service for: defined benefit pension de-risking (PRT), annuity and investment products for defined contribution plans, structured settlements, workplace financial wellness solutions, corporate and bank owned life insurance, and funding for employee benefit liabilities. Robin joined MetLife in 2004 as SVP chief risk officer for MetLife, Inc. Prior to MetLife, Robin was head of structured finance at FleetBoston Financial (now Bank of America) and held various credit, lending and global markets positions at Citigroup. Robin was named P&L Executive of the Year by National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) in 2012 for her career success and concerted efforts to move more women into profit-and-loss (P&L operations) positions. She was selected to be on the 2012 list of Women in Insurance Leadership by Insurance Networking News in recognition of her leadership and management skills, involvement in corporate governance, and contribution to MetLife’s bottom line. MetLife's Retirement & Income Solutions Call Center was awarded the J.D. Power award for outstanding customer service in 2016 and 2017, a first for this market.
I am Bonny Dorland
Gillette Zeese Consulting, Principle
Bonita Dorland specializes in strategic solutions, enterprise risk management and governance. Her experience is extensive, holding positions at various types of financial institutions and performing multiple roles. Board experience covers profit and not-for-profit. She is on the Advisory Board of Women Corporate Directors and was Vice Chair of the 2013 Global Institute.
I am Seraina Macia
Blackboard Insurance, Chief Executive Officer
I am Alison Martin
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, Group Chief Risk Officer
Alison Martin is a proven business leader with a record of meaningful impact, as reflected in her extensive management, financial and commercial experience within the insurance sector. She joins Zurich from Swiss Re, where she was Head of Life & Health Business Management, a role she has held for four years. In her 14 years at Swiss Re, Ms. Martin has held a series of senior management positions focused on transformation, commercial business and value creation, including as Head of the Life & Health Products division and as CFO of Swiss Re Life & Health. A qualified accountant, Ms. Martin spent eight years in audit and advisory roles at PwC, with a focus on insurance. She earned an LLB Honors degree in Law from the University of Birmingham. In 1998 she qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as an Associate of the Institute and in 2010 she completed the Chartered Financial Analyst IMC.
I am Heather Masterson
Travelers Canada, President and CEO
Ms. Heather Masterson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Travelers Insurance Company of Canada since November 10, 2016 and served as its Chief Operating Officer from September 14, 2015 to November 10, 2016. Ms. Masterson served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Totten Insurance Group Inc. She served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Ontario region and Executive Vice President of Risk Management & International Client Services for Toronto.
I am Dame Inga Beale
Inga joined Lloyd’s as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. Prior to Lloyd’s, Inga was the Group Chief Executive Officer at Canopius, a prominent Lloyd’s managing agent, from 2012 – 2013. Inga joined Zurich Insurance Group in 2008 as a member of the Group Management Board in Zurich with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisational Transformation and Internal Consulting, before becoming Global Chief Underwriting Officer in 2009. In 2006, Inga was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Converium in Switzerland (now part of the SCOR Group) after 14 years at GE Insurance Solutions. Inga held various underwriting management roles at GE and gaining experience across London, the US, and France, before becoming President of GE Frankona and Head of Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa for GE Insurance Solutions based in Germany. Inga began her career at the Prudential Assurance Company in London in 1982 and trained as an international treaty reinsurance underwriter.
I am Alice Schroeder
Prudential Plc, Independent Director
Alice began her career as a qualified accountant at Ernst & Young. She joined the Financial Accounting Standards Board as a manager in 1991, overseeing the issuance of several significant insurance accounting standards. From 1993, she led teams of analysts specialising in property casualty insurance as a Managing Director at CIBS Oppenheimer, PaineWebber (now UBS) and Morgan Stanley. Alice was also an independent board member of the Cetera Financial Group. Alice is a non-executive director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch International. She is also CEO and Chairman of WebTuner Corp.
I am Dawn Miller
Before joining Chubb, Dawn was US CEO of AXA P&C. Prior to this Dawn spent 13 years at AIG, most recently EMEA Head of Client Engagement, based in London. Prior positions included leadership of Distribution and Client Management across the Emerging Markets, Corporate Partnership teams and specialised Energy businesses of AIG, in multiple geographies. Prior to AIG, Dawn was engaged in the power generation industry, in both compliance and business development roles in Central Europe, London and California. She started her career as country analyst at OPIC in 1992, following on to Willis, as a trade credit and political risk insurance broker. Dawn holds a B.A from The American University, Washington DC, pursued graduate studies at Universite de Basse Normandie, as a Rotary International Graduate Scholar, followed by executive education at INSEAD and New York University. She holds the AICPCU designations, ERMP and ARM.
I am Karen Green
Non Executive Director
I am Mary O'Connor
Willis Towers Watson, Head of Client, Industry and Business Development
Mary is the Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for Willis’ world-wide practice in relation to all financial services clients. Her role encompasses the development of Willis’ strategy and value proposition, and the delivery of innovative risk management and broking services through Willis’ global network. As a leading expert on risk and regulation, Mary has advised clients on all aspects of risk, regulation and financial crimeMary’s work at Willis on capital market issues addresses the interplay of capital markets and insurance. This includes the role of capital market products such as derivatives in replacing insurance (and vice versa), the role of credit insurance solutions in obtaining capital relief, the use of insurance derivatives and other related products, and alternative finance areas such as crowd-funding.Mary is an Executive member of the Board of Directors of Willis Limited, a Non-Executive Director of the Charity Bank, and a member of C5’s European Anti-Corruption Board.
I am Claire McDonald
Managing Director – UK and Ireland HDI Global – SE UK
Insurance professional experienced in underwriting, underwriting management, operations management and partnering for corporate and specialty lines. Experienced in change management, working in multinational environments, and offshoring. In addition I am a Freeman of the City of London belonging to the Worshipful Company of Insurers.
I am Barbara Bufkin
Assurance, Executive Head of Business Development, Lending Solutions Group
Barbara’s nearly four decades in the Insurance and Reinsurance industry has spanned executive leadership roles on a global platform encompassing InsurTech, Operational & Strategic responsibilities including business and product development, while fostering a culture of innovation, mentorship, sponsorship and recruiting and leading top millennial talent.
I am Tulsi Naidu
Zurich Insurance Group, Chief Executive Officer
Tulsi Naidu is Chief Executive Officer for Zurich in the UK. Tulsi has over 20 years’ leadership experience, a track record of driving results in a complex business and regulatory environment, and delivering large-scale business transformation. Tulsi is a member of the FCA Practitioner Panel, the ABI Board, the CBI President’s Council and the Advisory Council of CityUK. Before joining Zurich, Tulsi held a number of executive roles at Prudential UK and Europe. As Executive Director with commercial leadership for Prudential’s UK and Europe business, she was responsible for strategy, public affairs, the UK retail and wholesale lines and Prudential’s Ireland and Poland businesses. She was previously Chief Operating Officer for Prudential’s UK business and also held a number of general management roles driving strategic, transformational change. Earlier in her career she has worked at CSFB, ICICI and Arthur Andersen. Tulsi has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics graduating with high honours and a Post Graduate Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She is a winner of the awards for Alumni Achievement conferred by the Institute. Tulsi volunteers with and is a Trustee of Pilotlight.
I am Kim Waller
Willis Towers Watson, Executive Vice President
Ms. Waller joined Willis in March 2013 and has held a variety of leadership roles throughout her 22-year career in the industry. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Aon Cornerstone, a unit of Aon Corporation. In 2011, Ms. Waller was named to the following lists: Diversity Journal's "Women to watch," Diversity MBA Magazine's "Top 100 under 50" and Chicago United's "Business Leaders of Color." She currently serves as a board member for the Chicago Sinfonietta.
I am LoriAnn Lower-Biggers
The Navigators Group, President
Ms. LoriAnn Vaughan Lowery-Biggers serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Bella Vaughn, Inc. Ms. Lowery-Biggers served as the Chief Marketing Officer of The Navigators Group, Inc. from December 12, 2012 to October 15, 2016 and served as its Senior Vice President from October 2009 to October 15, 2016. Ms. Lowery-Biggers served as the President of North American Operations at Society of Lloyd’s from April 22, 2008 to 2009. Ms. Lowery-Biggers served as the President of Field Operations at Navigators Group Inc. and Navigators Management Company, Inc. until December 12, 2012. Ms. Lowery-Biggers is responsible for NMC’s marketing, sales, distribution management and overall oversight of U.S. regional management across all product lines. She served as President of Lloyd’s Inc., North America. She served as Senior Vice President of Marsh’s Financial Professionals Division/Sedgwick and was responsible for designing and implementing financial products to enhance loan portfolios and large project finance transactions of varied asset classes for its Lenders Enhancement Group. Ms. Lowery-Biggers served as Senior Vice President of Intercontinental Brokerage Incorporated and served as Vice President of Autobond Acceptance Corporation. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Ms. Lowery-Biggers served as the Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Risk Management and Financial Products of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc. of OhioAcordia, Inc., since October 18, 2006. She has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry, served as President of Lloyd’s of London-North America. Ms. Lowery-Biggers was responsible for directing the Acordia’s national risk management and alternative risk finance efforts and to identify and expand Acordia’s presence in the risk management marketplace. Ms. Lowery-Biggers served as the Managing Director and Practice Leader for Enterprise Risk Management, Alternative Risk Finance and Risk Solutions at Marsh and McLennan. She Co-led Marsh & McLennan Northeast Advanced Risk Solutions Group of Marsh & McLennan Cos. She was responsible for cultivation of the business and customer expansion opportunities through financial structuring, alternative finance solutions and product development. She spent about nine years at Marsh, within the Advanced Risk Solutions Practice. She is recognized as an insurance industry leader, with 22 years of experience including executive positions at Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Marsh. She served as Vice-Chairman of Wells Fargo Insurance Services Captive Management of Wells Fargo Insurance Services since April 2007 and serves as its Director. She has been a Director of Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. since August 31, 2017. She has been a Director of CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company (Copper Point Mutual Insurance Co. Inc.) since 2015. Ms. Lowery-Biggers serves as a Director of Brown and Riding Insurance, Inc. She serves on the National Board of Prevent Child Abuse America and the Advisory Board of St. John’s University, New York City. She serves as a Board Member for the A21 Campaign, Equip and Empower, Inc., Propel Women, Global Advance Inc., and the Heart of a Champion Foundation. She also serves on the Counsel on Litigation Management. She was named to Business Insurance’s 2008 “Women to Watch”. Ms. Lowery-Biggers earned a Finance Degree at the University of Texas. She studied Finance Management at the General Motors Institute and Finance and Executive Management at the Monsanto Management School.
I am Bonnie Boone
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC, AREA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Bonnie Boone is a producer and client executive for Gallagher’s risk management practice group. She develops strategy and places professional liability lines for a broad range of large clients. Her expertise includes captives, physicians, hospitals, Long Term Care and Managed Care. She co-chairs the Managed Care Practice Group. She also manages overall coordination of Gallagher’s resources as well as account management and new business development. Bonnie has 36 years of experience in the insurance industry as a broker and underwriter. She joined Gallagher in 2017 from Marsh, where she sat on the national executive committee for its healthcare practice. Prior to that, she was with Alliant Insurances Services where she oversaw healthcare and casualty for the Chicago and New York offices. She also held a national position with Willis for more than a decade and worked with 280 retail offices on a global basis to produce business, market, and set strategy for the health care industry and casualty business. She chaired product line/industry segments for long-term care, managed care, and HPL (integrated delivery systems), among others. She has placed reinsurance for some the largest captive programs in the country. Additional experience includes managing an underwriting staff and a book of business for Continental Insurance Company with a premium volume of $103 million. Establishing market direction, reinsurance treaties, developing rates, underwriting guidelines, and corporate strategies were a part of her duties. She has been the underwriter and/ or broker on five of the top ten managed care companies in the country. In December 2015 Bonnie was honored by Business Insurance, with its first Impact Award for exceptional contributions to diversity and inclusion in the industry. Bonnie is an accomplished lecturer and author. Recent speaking engagements include RIMS, IMAC and the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
I am Catherine Bell
I am Pamela Thomson-Hall
Willis Towers Watson, Head of CEEMEA region
I am Fiona Marry
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