2019MY_Inga Beale DBE

Inga Beale DBE
Former CEO of Lloyd's of London

Dame Inga Beale DBE is a British businesswoman and the former CEO of Lloyd’s of London – the 330-year-old insurance and reinsurance market. With over three decades of global experience in financial services she was awarded a Damehood in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the UK economy and for her contributions to driving the inclusion agenda for women and the LGBT community.

During her five year tenure, Dame Inga was responsible for accelerating Lloyd’s modernisation, embedding an innovation culture with the opening of the Lloyd’s Innovation Lab in the heart of the market, expanding the market’s global access across new, high-growth markets including China, Dubai, and India, and delivering Lloyd’s strongest capital position ever after paying out on the major US hurricanes of 2017. As the first female Chief Executive of Lloyd’s, Dame Inga also played a critical role in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across the global insurance sector, including the Dive In Festival – the only sector-wide diversity and inclusion festival in the world.

Before joining Lloyd’s, Dame Inga was Group CEO of Canopius with its principal operations at Lloyd's. Prior to that she was on the Global Management Board of Zurich Insurance Group. Earlier roles include Group CEO of Swiss reinsurer Converium, and a variety of international leadership positions for GE Insurance Solutions. Inga started her career as a reinsurance underwriter with Prudential.

Dame Inga was President of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute from 2017–2018, a member of the Geneva Association Board from 2014-2018 and member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board from 2015-2018. She is currently Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures, a member of the London First Board, and on the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. Her philanthropic interests include being a member of Stonewall’s Development Council, the England Rugby Try for Change Board, and the Pitt Rivers Museum Advisory Board at Oxford University.



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