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Management of Lloyd’s Europe

Biographies of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Bruno van Lierde, Chair of the Board and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Bruno van Lierde Lloyd's Europe Chair of the Board

Bruno van Lierde is Chair or the Board and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee for Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. Mr van Lierde previously held the position of Senior Partner and Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Brussels. Bruno joined BCG in 1991, setting up the Brussels office in 1993 and becoming Chairman in 2006. He was a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior executives of financial institutions and insurance companies on issues of strategy, organisation and performance. He also advised industrial firms, transportation companies, principal investors and private equity firms. He was a member of the leadership team of BCG on People and Organisation. He has also previously held the position of Chairman of the Board for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Belgium.

Independent Non-Executive Board Director

Amélie Breitburd, Chief Executive Officer; Director EMEA

Amelie Breitburd Lloyd's Europe CEO Director EMEA

Amélie brings more than 25 years of international insurance markets experience in finance, transformation, strategy and development, in a number of senior leadership and executive committee positions as well as board member roles in Hong Kong, mainland China, India, the UK and Ireland, including 16 years at AXA as Head of Group Strategic Planning & Controlling, Regional CFO for Asia and CFO for UK & Ireland. Prior years include roles at KPMG and Allianz.

Executive Board Director

Nicole Verheyen, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Nicole Verheyen Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, Lloyd's Europe

Nicole Verheyen has been appointed as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Ms. Verheyen has more than 20 years insurance industry experience, providing assurance services as an accredited auditor and qualified actuary at Ernst & Young (EY). As Financial Services Audit Partner at EY, Nicole has built up extensive experience in the audit of insurance companies and pension funds. Nicole currently holds the position of CFO and Employee Benefits Director at Concordia NV and holds a Board position at the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IABE).

Nicole has significant experience in financial and actuarial reporting processes, internal control frameworks, internal audits, regulatory and compliance insurance engagements, due diligences, accounting advice, IFRS conversions, strategic decision-making and actuarial reviews. Ms. Verheyen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) accredited by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), and the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) for the audit of (re)insurance companies and pension funds as well as an actuary qualified by the IABE.

Independent Non-Executive Board Director

Angela Crawford-Ingle, Member of the LIC Board of Directors and member of the LIC Audit and Risk Committee

Angela Crawford-Ingle Board Member Lloyd's Europe

Angela Crawford-Ingle currently holds the position of Chair of Audit Committee at Lloyd’s, River & Mercantile Group, TP ICAP plc., as well as Openwork (stepping down 31.07.2021). Angela has extensive experience from her previous role as a senior, high profile partner with PwC specialising in Financial Services with strong commercial and technical skills and a successful track record in developing businesses within PwC and in advising clients. Angela founded Ambre Partners established to provide strategic advice combined with operational and financial management.

In addition to her position Chairing Lloyd’s Audit Committee, Angela has market experience from her time at Beazley where she held the  positions of Chair of the Group Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of the principal operating subsidiary, Beazley Furlonge Ltd, the UK regulated entity.

Non-Executive Board Director

Peter Spires, General Counsel and Non-Executive Director

Peter is Lloyd’s General Counsel. Peter is responsible for the provision of all legal advice to the Corporation and its subsidiaries. Peter is also responsible for the Council Secretariat team which manages the affairs of the Council and the Franchise Board and their committees. Peter manages Lloyd’s relationship with the PRA and the FCA and is responsible for oversight of market conduct. Peter joined Lloyd’s in 1995 and worked on Lloyd’s Reconstruction and Renewal arrangements, Lloyd’s litigation, the Chairman’s Strategy Group (which led to the introduction of the Franchise Board) and all aspects of Lloyd’s affairs since. Peter is a qualified solicitor and previously worked in private practice. Peter holds a law degree and is married with one child.

Non-Executive Board Director

Jakob Thyme, Chief Operating Officer

Jakob joined Lloyd’s in 2015 charged with establishing and leading the newly created EMEA operations function. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Infrassure Ltd. in Switzerland; and worked for 14 years for Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland and Scandinavia, where he held a number of positions including Group Operations Manager as well as leading Merger & Acquisition transactions in Asia Pacific. Jakob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School. Jakob speaks Danish, Swedish, English and German. He is married.

Giles Taylor, Chief Risk Officer

Giles joined Lloyd’s in 2007 and was appointed Chief Risk Officer of Lloyd’s Europe in May 2018, with responsibility for risk governance, compliance and for Lloyd’s Europe’ regulatory affairs. He was previously Senior Manager in the Lloyd’s International Regulatory Affairs team and led the regulatory authorisation process for the new Belgian company. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Giles worked for ACE (now Chubb) for ten years, gaining experience in the Lloyd’s and London company market environments. Giles is a Chartered Insurer and has a degree in History. He is married and has three children.

Executive Board Director

Benoît Waltregny, Chief Corporate and Legal Officer

Benoit Waltregny Chief Corporate and Legal Officer Lloyd's Europe

Benoît is Chief Corporate & Legal Officer, Lloyd’s Europe. Benoît has an experience of nearly 25 years in the financial industry, having held key senior management positions in the banking sector (internal audit, business development, private banking) and having been for more than 7 years Chief Compliance Officer of ING Group. Benoît holds Master degrees of laws from Liège University and from Harvard Law School.

Pina Elegant, Chief of Staff & HR Officer

Pina Elegant Lloyd's

Pina joined Lloyd’s in February 2019 and in April 2020 was appointed Chief of Staff & HR officer of Lloyd’s Insurance Company. Prior to joining Lloyd’s in 2019, Pina spent 18 years in the European Banking Federation where she was Executive Director in charge of Human Resources and Operations. Pina is a performance-driven professional, and passionate about individual development and organizational growth. Pina combines her strategic and coaching skills to effectively balance the needs of employees with the mission of the organization. She is a Member of the International Coaching Federation and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. She speaks French, English and Italian. she is married and has one son.

Mark Cooper, Chief Market Development Officer & Head of European Branches

Mark joined Lloyd’s in 2015 and was appointed Chief Market Development Officer & Head of European Branches of Lloyd’s Insurance Company in September 2019. He is responsible for delivering Lloyd’s commercial market strategy in Europe and managing the network of Lloyd’s European offices. He spent 17 years in Dubai, the last 4 of those years as the Lloyd’s General Representative for the Middle East & Turkey markets. In this role he was responsible for shaping and implementing the business and market development strategy across the Middle East region, as well as managing the operations of the Dubai platform.  Mark’s career spans over 20 years in the international insurance industry including executive roles with Zurich, RSA and the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority before moving to Belgium.

Peter Etzenbach, Independent Board Member

Peter Etzenbach Independent Board Member Lloyd's Insurance Company Lloyd's Europe

Peter Etzenbach brings extensive and international experience as a senior finance, investment and insurance professional. Peter is currently a Partner at InfraVia Capital Partners. Previously, Peter held deputy CEO, CFO and CIO responsibilities at both Allianz France and AXA Japan. Peter began his career in financial services and international business at Goldman Sachs working in the London, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Paris offices advising on mergers and acquisitions and equity transactions. He is a German national, born in Brussels and living in France.

Independent Non-Executive Board Director

Jonathan May, Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan May Lloyd's Europe

Jonathan May began his career with Ernst & Young, then joined Lloyd’s in 2006, leading a number of teams across the finance function before relocating with his family to Shanghai in 2016 to take on the role of CFO and COO for the Greater China region before taking on the Asia Pacific Regional CFO role in December 2018. Jonathan was appointed International CEO for Lloyd’s effective 1 July 2020, responsible for Finance across Lloyd’s international network.

Executive Board Director