Board of Directors
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 is currently also a director of NN Group N.V., Crawford and Company, and Mediclinic International plc, where she is Chair. Ms. Beale is a Chartered Insurer and studied economics and accounting at Newbury College, Berkshire, England.
Fumbi Chima has served on the Board since April 1, 2022 and is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, a role she has had since 2020, at Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU), a not-for-profit financial cooperative. Prior to BECU, Ms. Chima served in leadership roles at various companies in the retail and financial sectors, including 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, Ted Baker plc, a British luxury clothing company, and Whitbread plc, a British hospitality company. Previously, Ms. Chima served as an independent member of the board of directors of Africa Prudential plc, 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.
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. HessCarl 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.
Brendan R. O’Neill
Brendan R. O’Neill has served on the Board since January 4, 2016 and as Chair of the Audit Committee/the Audit and Risk Committee since the Merger. Prior to that, starting in January 2010, Dr. O’Neill served on the legacy Towers Watson board and as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Dr. O’Neill previously served as a director of Watson Wyatt from July 2006 to 2009. In addition to serving on the Willis Towers Watson Board, Dr. O’Neill serves on the board of Willis Limited, the principal subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the financial services industry regulator in the U.K. Dr. O’Neill serves on the Willis Limited Audit Committee and Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Dr. O’Neill previously served on the public company boards of Tyco International Ltd., Informa plc, Aegis Group plc and Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd, and on the private company board of Drambuie Ltd. as well as Deputy Chairman for the Institute for Cancer Research from June 2016 to April 2021. In addition, from 2003 until 2006, Dr. O’Neill served as an independent director for a range of companies. Dr. O’Neill served as CEO and Director of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (“ICI”), a manufacturer of specialty products and paints, until April 2003.Dr. O’Neill joined ICI in 1998 as its COO and Director and was promoted to CEO in 1999. Prior to Dr. O’Neill’s career at ICI, he held numerous positions at Guinness PLC, including Chief Executive of Guinness Brewing Worldwide Ltd, Managing Director International Region of United Distillers, and Director of Financial Control. Dr. O’Neill also held positions at HSBC Holdings PLC, BICC PLC and the Ford Motor Company. He holds an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (U.K.).
Linda D. Rabbitt
Linda D. Rabbitt has served on the Board since January 4, 2016. Prior to that, starting in July 2010, Ms. Rabbitt served on the legacy Towers Watson board and as the Lead Director and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. She also previously served as a director of Watson Wyatt from 2002 to 2009. Ms. Rabbitt is the founder and Chair of Rand Construction Corporation, a commercial construction company founded in 1989 that specializes in building renovation and tenant build-outs. Ms. Rabbitt served as CEO of Rand Construction Corporation from 1989 through the end of 2018. Prior to founding Rand Construction Corporation, Ms. Rabbitt was the co-founder and co-owner of Hart Construction Company, Inc., a commercial tenant construction company. From 1981 to 1985, Ms. Rabbitt was with KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick), where she was Director of Marketing from 1982 to 1985. Ms. Rabbitt previously served as a director of Brookfield Properties, a commercial real estate company, and as a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and served as Chair of the board from January 2013 through December 2014. Ms. Rabbitt currently serves as a director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. She previously served as a director of Leadership Greater Washington and as a trustee of George Washington University, and is a past Chair and the current Treasurer of the Federal City Council. Ms. Rabbitt holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an M.A. from George Washington University.
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 organization, 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 has served on the Board since January 1, 2022. Ms. Swanback is currently CEO of TTEC Engage, a business unit of TTEC. 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 has served on the Board since January 4, 2016 and as Chair of the Operational Transformation Committee since January 2022. Prior to that, starting in January 2010, Mr. Thomas served on the legacy Towers Watson board 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.