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Lloyd’s Europe leadership bolstered with new Board appointments confirmed


Lloyd’s Insurance Company (LIC) has confirmed its new Board appointees with Bruno van Lierde, Nicole Verheyen and Amélie Breitburd. Angela Crawford-Ingle will also join the LIC Board of Directors, effective immediately. A search process is underway for the recruitment of an additional independent, non-executive director which would complete Lloyd’s Europe leadership, and will be announced in due course.

Bruno van Lierde will take up the position as Chair of the Board and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. 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.

Nicole Verheyen has been appointed as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Ms Verheyen is a former Audit Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) and has more than 20 years insurance industry experience as an accredited auditor and qualified actuary. 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).

Angela Crawford-Ingle joins as a member of the LIC Board of Directors, appointed by LIC’s Shareholders (Corporation of Lloyd’s), and will also be a member of the LIC Audit and Risk Committee. Ms Crawford-Ingle currently chairs the Audit Committee for the Corporation of Lloyd’s. Bruno, Nicole and Angela will join Amélie in overseeing the new operating model for Lloyd’s Europe, where they will work together to harness the opportunities for growth in Europe through a clear vision and strategy*.

Bruno van Lierde said: “I am very much looking forward to getting started in my new role, building relationships and dialogue with our key stakeholders in Europe, with government, regulators and policymakers as well as providing leadership and guidance to Lloyd’s Europe. I have already had fruitful discussions with Lloyd’s Executive Committee on the future direction for Lloyd’s Insurance Company as the launchpad for our continental European business. I would like to thank Michel Flamée for his expert leadership and I will look to build on his excellent work.”

Nicole Verheyen said: “The current operating model project provides an ideal opportunity to ensure our risk frameworks are optimised and we have the teams in place to fully support the market from a risk and audit perspective. Christian Noyer has provided a strong base for us and I’m committed to carrying on the rigorous approach in place as we look to optimise our operating model.”

Amélie Breitburd said: “I am thrilled that we have bolstered our Board and leadership team and will shortly be complete. The incredibly high calibre of appointments and invaluable experience the team will add will only serve to augment the already successful work of LIC.”

John Neal said, “Lloyd’s is wholeheartedly committed to both serving its existing partners and customers across Europe as well as offering the right products and services for this critical and highly valued series of markets. With these appointments we have the leadership in place at Lloyd’s Europe to oversee and deliver the right solutions for the market, to strengthen our relationships with our European regulators and key partners and ultimately to build our business in Europe.”

*The LIC Board and Executive Committee leadership and guidance will empower a reinvigorated European network, now with six sub-region heads:

France, Luxemburg, Switzerland & Monaco: Guy-Antoine de La Rochefoucauld
Nordics & Baltics: Erik Borjesson
UK & Ireland: Keith Stern
Germany, Austria, Poland & CEE: Jan Blumenthal
Netherlands & Belgium: Iwan Ropcke
MEDI (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta, Cyprus & Israel): Vittorio Scala

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+44 (0) 20 7327 5111 |
+44 (0)20 7327 5391 |
+44 (0)20 7327 5721 |

About Lloyd’s and Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A.
Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. (also known as Lloyd’s Europe) is the Society of Lloyd’s Belgian subsidiary and is authorised to carry insurance and reinsurance business in the European Economic Area (EEA). Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. is authorised by the National Bank of Belgium.

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