Board of Directors

  • Dame Inga Beale

    Dame Inga Beale

    Dame Inga Beale has served on the Board since January 1, 2022 and is the former Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd’s of London, a role she held from 2014 to 2018. Previously, Ms. Beale was Chief Executive Officer of Canopius Group Ltd, with its principal operations at Lloyd’s, from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, from 2008 through 2011, she was Global Chief Underwriting Officer and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Organizational Transformation and Internal Consulting for Zurich Insurance Group. She held the role of Group CEO of Swiss reinsurer Converium Ltd in 2006 and 2007, after having spent 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions in both Europe and the US. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the economy. Ms. Beale has served as a member of the Geneva Association Board from 2014 to 2018, a member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board from 2015 to 2018, and a member of the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board from 2016 to 2021. She currently serves on the public company boards of NN Group N.V. and Crawford and Company, and previously served on the public company board of Mediclinic International plc, where she had served as Chair. Ms. Beale is a Chartered Insurer and studied economics and accounting at Newbury College, Berkshire, England.

  • Fumbi Chima

    Fumbi Chima

    Fumbi Chima has served on the Board since April 1, 2022. Ms. Chima has served in leadership roles at various companies in the retail and financial sectors. Most recently, from 2020 to 2023, Ms. Chima served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU), a not-for-profit financial cooperative. Prior to BECU, Ms. Chima served as Chief Information Officer at Adidas AG, from 2019 to 2020, Chief Information Officer at Fox Networks Group, from 2017 to 2019, Chief Information Officer at Burberry Group plc, from 2015 to July 2017, and Chief Information Officer — Asia, at Walmart, Inc., from 2014 to 2015. Ms. Chima also previously served in other leadership roles at Walmart, Inc. from 2010 to 2014, and as Vice President of Corporate Systems at American Express Co. from 2006 to 2010. Ms. Chima currently serves on the public company boards of AZEK Company, Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial building products, and Whitbread plc, a British hospitality company. From August 2021 to September 2022, Ms. Chima served on the board of Ted Baker plc, a British luxury clothing company, which delisted from the London Stock Exchange in October 2022. Previously, Ms. Chima served as an independent member of the board of directors of Africa Prudential plc, a technology-driven share registration and investor service provider, from August 2020 through March 2022, and served on the board of directors of Global Sources Ltd., a business-to-business media company with a focus on the Greater China market, from September 2016 to September 2017. Ms. Chima previously served in advisory roles for SAP Executive Advisory, from 2019 to 2020, and Apptio EMEA Advisory, in 2020. Ms. Chima received her Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Hull. Ms. Chima’s career accolades include, among others, One of the Top 100 Women in STEM, 2018 One of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America, 2015 Trailblazer Award by Face-to-Face Africa and 2012 IT Leader of the Year.

  • Stephen Chipman

    Stephen Chipman

    Stephen Chipman has served on the Board as of April 1, 2023. Mr. Chipman has served in executive roles at several organizations. Most recently, from 2018 to 2019, Mr. Chipman served as Group Managing Director of Vistra, a private equity portfolio company, after its purchase of Radius, a private equity-backed global company providing technology-enabled services and solutions, where Mr. Chipman had served as CEO from 2016 through 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Chipman served as CEO of Grant Thornton LLP, a role he held from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Chipman held several roles at Grant Thornton including CEO of Grant Thornton China Management Corp. from 2006 to 2009; US Central Region Managing Partner and Office Managing Partner of Grant Thornton LLP from 2001 to 2006; Managing Partner, Global Services & Worldwide Director, at Grant Thornton LLP from 1996 to 2000; Asia Pacific Regional Technical Director with Grant Thornton International from 1992 to 1995; and Audit Professional at Grant Thornton from 1981 to 1991. Mr. Chipman currently serves as a director of Prudential Insurance Funds overseeing the management and performance of approximately $160 billion of assets in over 100 funds and strategies. He also serves on the board of Stout, a private equity-backed global advisory firm, and as chair of the board of Auxadi Holdo, a private equity-backed international corporate services company. Additionally, Mr. Chipman serves on the board of One Sky Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. Mr. Chipman was educated at of Plymouth College and Plymouth Polytechnic in Plymouth UK. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales.

  • Michael Hammond

    Michael Hammond

    Michael Hammond has served on the Board since January 1, 2022 and is a retired senior executive with experience at several international insurance broking firms. Most recently, he served in a variety of senior roles at Lockton. This included Chairman and CEO, Lockton Overseas, from 2016 to 2017, Chairman, Lockton International Holdings Ltd., from 2016 to 2017, CEO of Lockton International Holdings Ltd., from 2006 to 2016, and CEO of Lockton Companies LLP from 2010 to 2015. He previously served as CEO of JLT Risk Solutions and a member of the Board of JLT Group plc, from 2004 to 2005, and CEO of Marsh UK Ltd., from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Hammond previously served on the board of directors of Lockton Cos., from 2011 to 2016, and, from 2006 to 2017, he served on the boards of directors at a number of privately-owned companies and subsidiaries of Lockton Cos., including as Chairman of Lockton Overseas Ltd., an investment management company, and as a director of Lockton, Inc., a risk management, insurance and employee benefits service provider, Lockton (MENA) Ltd., an insurance service provider, and Lockton Wattana (Thailand) pte, an insurance broker. Previously, Mr. Hammond also served on the boards of directors at JLT, a provider of insurance, reinsurance, employment benefits advice and brokerage services that was acquired by MMC, from 2005 to 2006, Marsh, Inc. (“Marsh”), a global professional services firm, from 2002 to 2003, and certain Marsh subsidiaries, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Hammond currently serves as the Chairman of The London Insurance Market Charitable Trust and as a member of the University of East Anglia Student Business Enterprise Fund and Advisory Board. Mr. Hammond received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Studies from the University of East Anglia.

  • Carl A. Hess

    Carl Hess
    Carl A. Hess has served on the Board and as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 1, 2022. Previously, Mr. Hess served as President from August 16, 2021 and, before that, as Head of Investment, Risk and Reinsurance from October 27, 2016 to August 16, 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Hess served as the Co-Head of North America at Willis Towers Watson from January 4, 2016, following the merger of legacy Willis Group and legacy Towers Watson, until October 27, 2016, and as Managing Director, The Americas, of Towers Watson from February 1, 2014 until January 4, 2016. Before that, he served as the Managing Director of Towers Watson’s Investment business from January 1, 2010 until February 1, 2014. Before his service at Towers Watson, Mr. Hess worked in a variety of roles for over 20 years at Watson Wyatt, lastly as Global Practice Director of Watson Wyatt’s Investment business. Mr. Hess is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. Mr. Hess has a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in logic and language from Yale University.
  • Jacqueline Hunt

    Jacqueline Hunt

    Jacqueline Hunt has served on the Board as of April 1, 2023. From 2016 until 2021, Ms. Hunt served as a member of the Allianz SE management board with executive responsibility for the asset management and U.S. life insurance divisions. Prior to that, she served as executive director of Prudential plc and CEO of Prudential UK, Europe and Africa from 2013 to 2015. She served as group CFO of Standard Life from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Hunt has also held a number of senior management positions in companies including Aviva, Hibernian Group, Norwich Union Insurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers and RSA Insurance. Ms. Hunt currently serves on the public company board of Standard Chartered PLC, a multi-national bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury services. Previously, Ms. Hunt served on the public company boards of Man Group PLC, an active investment management business, from February 2022 to March 2023, and Rothesay Life PLC, the UK’s pensions insurance specialist, from July 2022 to April 2023. Ms. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and earned the Chartered Accountant designation.

  • Paul Reilly

    Paul Rielly

    Paul Reilly has served on the Board since October 1, 2022. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the board of Raymond James Financial, a multi-national independent investment bank and financial services company, having served as CEO since May 2010. Prior to that, he served on the firm’s management team as president and CEO-designate from May 2009 to May 2010. He has served on the firm’s board of directors since 2006. From July 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Reilly was Executive Chairman of Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of talent management solutions with more than 90 offices in 39 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Mr. Reilly began his tenure with Korn/Ferry International as Chairman and CEO in 2001. Prior to that, he was CEO at KPMG International, a global network of professional services firms and one of the Big Four accounting organizations, where he was responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of the firm’s products, services and infrastructure on a global basis. Before being named CEO at KPMG, Mr. Reilly ran the firm’s financial services business and earlier had held senior management positions in its real estate consulting group. Mr. Reilly serves as the Chair of the American Securities Association (ASA) and as a member of the Board at Large of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He is also active with the Bank Policy Institute. Mr. Reilly’s charitable causes include involvement with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer in Clearwater, Florida. Formerly, he acted as a board member of United Way Suncoast and as the Chair of the American Heart Association Heart Walk and Heart Ball. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from the University of Notre Dame and remains active with the school, serving the Business Advisory Council, and being recognized as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004-2005. In addition to his degrees, he earned the Certified Public Accountant designation.

  • Michelle Swanback

    Michelle Swanback

    Michelle Swanback has served on the Board since January 1, 2022. Ms. Swanback has served as the CEO of TTEC Engage, a business unit of TTEC, since May 2022, and as President of TTEC Holdings, Inc. since November 2022. Previously, she served as President, Product and Platform, of The Western Union Company from 2020 to 2022. From 2014 to 2020, Ms. Swanback served as the Group Operating Officer at Accenture Digital. She previously served as the lead for Accenture Technology, North America from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, she served as a managing director in the North American operating unit of the Accenture Communications, Media, and Technology operating group from 2011 to 2012. Ms. Swanback has a Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems and Finance from Colorado State University, and completed the IMD Executive Management program at Lausanne in Switzerland.

  • Paul Thomas

    Paul Thomas

    Paul Thomas has served as the non-Executive Chair of the Board since the conclusion of the 2022 AGM. Prior to that, starting in January 2010, Mr. Thomas served on the legacy Towers Watson board of directors, prior to the merger between Towers Watson and Willis Group Holdings in 2016, and as a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee. From November 2016 through March 2019, Mr. Thomas served as Senior Advisor of ProAmpac, a leading global flexible packaging company. Mr. Thomas retired on March 31, 2016 from his role as senior executive with the Rank Group NA, a position he had held since January 2011. He was previously the CEO of Reynolds Packaging Group from February 2008 through January 2011, when Alcoa sold the Reynolds Packaging Group business to the Rank Group. Mr. Thomas joined Alcoa in 1978 and, prior to the sale of its packaging businesses, most recently served as Executive Vice President for Alcoa and Group President for its Packaging and Consumer businesses. His prior roles included Executive Vice President responsible for the Alcoa Rolled and Engineered Products Group and Executive Vice President for People and Culture. Mr. Thomas holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Sciences from Lehigh University and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

  • Fredric Tomczyk

    Fredric Tomczyk

    Fredric Tomczyk has served on the Board as of April 1, 2023. Mr. Tomczyk has served as the CEO of CBOE Global Markets, Inc., a publicly traded securities exchange holding company, since September 2023 and as a member of its board of directors since July 2019. Mr. Tomczyk previously served as president and CEO of TD Ameritrade from 2008 to 2016 and, prior to that, as Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008 with responsibility for the implementation of the company’s growth strategy. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Mr. Tomczyk served as the vice chair of corporate operations for TD Bank Group from 2002 through 2007. He also held a number of executive roles for Canada Trust, which later became TD Canada Trust. Prior to joining Canada Trust in 1998, he served as the president and CEO of London Life. Mr. Tomczyk previously served as the lead independent director of Sagen MI Canada Inc., a publicly traded company, and of its operating subsidiary, Sagen Mortgage Insurance Company Canada. He also previously served as a director of Knight Capital Group, Inc. and a trustee of Liberty Property Trust, both formerly publicly traded companies, and as a director of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Mr. Tomczyk holds a B.S. degree in applied economics and business management from Cornell University and earned the Chartered Accountant designation.