Committee memberships: Investment Committee, Nomination Committee (Chair), Remuneration Committee
Date of appointment: Independent non-executive director since March 2020 and Non-executive Chair since July 2020
As Non-executive Chair of the Company, Dame Inga provides strong leadership to the Board, ensures the effective performance of the Board and leads by example by promoting a culture of openness and rigorous debate. She upholds the highest standards of corporate governance and works closely with the Group CEO to ensure implementation of Board-approved actions. She also facilitates constructive Board relations and the effective contribution of all non-executive directors and seeks to ensure that the Company maintains effective communications with shareholders and that the Board has a good understanding of their views.
Contribution to the Company
As an experienced leader, Dame Inga has close to 40 years of experience in global financial services, insurance and risk management in particular, and contributes a wealth of skills and experience to the Board. She brings valuable experience gained through her role as the CEO of Lloyd’s of London, where she initiated large-scale digital and cultural transformation programmes and led the business’ expansion into Dubai, China and India. She played a critical role in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across Lloyd’s and the international insurance sector. Her background provides a valuable balance to the Board and brings a different perspective to the Board’s debates.
Skills and experience
Dame Inga has extensive business management and leadership experience. From 2014 to 2018 she served as the first female CEO of Lloyd’s of London, the insurance and reinsurance market. Previously she held various senior leadership positions across the insurance sector, both in Switzerland and internationally, including at Converium, Zurich Insurance Group, Canopius and GE Insurance Solutions.
Key external appointments
Dame Inga currently serves as an independent nonexecutive director on the boards of Crawford & Company and London First. She also serves on the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board and is Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures.
Dame Inga is a chartered insurer having qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1987 and was appointed as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017 for services to the UK economy.