Former CEO of Lloyd's of London to join WTW BoD

22 November 2021 — Andrei Victor
Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) announced that it has selected Inga BEALE, Fumbi CHIMA, Michael HAMMOND, and Michelle SWANBACK to join its Board of Directors.

BEALE, HAMMOND and SWANBACK will join the Board effective January 1, 2022, concurrent with the transition to Carl HESS as the new CEO, while CHIMA will join the Board effective April 1, following her ending another commitment. Thus, on January 1, the Board will be composed of 11 directors and on April 1 the Board will be composed of 12 directors.

Inga BEALE 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, joining after having spent 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions in both Europe and the US.

Fumbi CHIMA is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Boeing Employees' Credit Union, a role she has had since 2020. Ms. CHIMA previously 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.

Michael HAMMOND 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 2005 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) and Director of Marsh Ltd. and Marsh Europe (from 2001 to 2003).

Michelle SWANBACK is currently President, Product and Platform, of The Western Union Company, a role she has had since 2020. 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.

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