The Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund is an independent charity managed by a board of trustees that support the governance and operations of the charity. Trustees are supported by the Global Community Engagement team at Lloyd’s.
Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund Board of Trustees
Ed Butler CBE DSO, Chair
Ed is Chief Resilience Officer at Pool Re, the Government backed terrorism reinsurance scheme, as well a Senior Independent Advisor to the Board of EDF Energy Generation, the operating company for the UK’s nuclear industry.
He has extensive experience spanning nearly 40 years of international relations, counter terrorism, intelligence, security and risk management much of which was gained during 24 years on front line service with the British Army. He was privileged to command 22 SAS over 9/11 and was Commander of British Forces Afghanistan in 2006, before retiring as a Brigadier in 2008. He has an Honours degree in Politics and International Relations from Exeter University and an MA in Military Technology and Defence Studies from Cranfield University. Ed has been formally recognised by Her Majesty's Government on six occasions for his service to the nation.
Will Roscoe undertook a Short Service Commission in the British Army between 1998 – 2003, having trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. During this time, he rose to the rank of Captain and served in the UK, France, Germany, Kuwait and Iraq. After his time in service, Will worked at Willis Ltd, holding the roles of Divisional Director, Executive Director and Director of Broking. Since 2019, he has been Head of Alternative Portfolio Underwriting at Beazley Group, having previously held a number of managerial roles at the same firm including Head of Broker Relations for UK & Europe, and Property underwriting manager based in Atlanta, GA.
Michelle Alston has worked for the Army Families Federation since 2013 and as the Policy and Research Director since 2019. She engages with policy makers in the chain of command and Government to raise issues faced by Army families. She has also worked in the higher education sector, in roles encompassing policy, quality assurance and administration, at the University of Leeds and Kingston University. Between 2001 and 2003, Michelle was a member of secretariat in the Defence Medical Services department of the Ministry of Defence and prior to this held the role of Press Officer to Shadow Secretary of State for Defence in Conservative Central Office. She is a Clore Social Fellow 2019, having completed the Cobseo Clore Social Leadership course, developing leadership in the Armed Forces charities' sector. Michelle understands first-hand the issues and benefits of military life as her husband is a currently serving Army officer.
Bruce Carnegie-Brown was appointed Chairman of Lloyd’s in June 2017.
He is currently also Vice-Chairman of Banco Santander and Chairman of Cuvva, a digital motor insurance business. He was a Non-Executive Director of JLT Group plc from 2016 to 2017, prior to which he was Non-Executive Chairman of Aon UK Ltd from 2012 to 2015, Senior Independent Director of Catlin Group Ltd from 2010 to 2014 and Chief Executive for Marsh UK and Europe from 2003 to 2006. He was Chairman of Moneysupermarket Group from 2014 to 2019 and Senior Independent Director of Close Brothers Group plc from 2006 to 2014 and is a Past President of the Chartered Management Institute. Bruce previously worked at JP Morgan for 18 years in a number of senior roles and was Managing Partner of 3i Group plc's Quoted Private Equity Division from 2007 to 2009.
Neil Maidment has worked in the Lloyd’s market for over 35 years. He was previously a Director and was Chief Underwriting Officer of Beazley plc and was an Active Underwriter for its Lloyd’s syndicates from 2008 to 2018. He was Chairman of the Lloyd’s Market Association from 2016 to 2018 and served as a working member of the Council of Lloyd’s during the same period. He is a Non-Executive Director of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc.
Air Commodore Wendy Rothery joined the Royal Air Force in 1991 in the Personnel (Support) Branch. Throughout her career she has commanded teams of up to 350 personnel and worked in operational support and policy appointments ranging from HR to Executive Support, Media and Communications, to Welfare policy. She has established a reputation for managing change and delivering results and completed operational deployments in Gioia del Colle, Al Udeid and Afghanistan. A History graduate of the University of York, she holds Masters degrees in Business Administration, Defence Studies, and Strategic Human Resource Management. She assumed her current appointment as Head of Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Defence in 2020, where she leads the development of Defence Communication Strategies and Plans, ensuring coherence with Government and MOD Policy and Plans. She has been a Trustee of the Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund since 2016.
Caroline Sandeman-Allen has been Head of Secretariat and Governance at Lloyd’s since 2016. After training and working as a commercial dispute resolution solicitor specialising in marine insurance first with Ince & Co LLP (now Ince Gordon Dabbs) and then with Curtis Davis Garrard LLP, Caroline joined Lloyd’s as in-house lawyer in where she worked for 9 years, specialising in regulatory enforcement cases and corporate law and governance. As a member of the Lloyd’s Senior Leadership Team, she works closely with the Chairman and the Executive Team and is responsible for the maintenance of the governance framework of the Society of Lloyd’s, as well as the provision of legal advice to the Executive and members of Lloyd’s governing bodies.
Duncan Welham served for 27 years in the Royal Air Force as a helicopter pilot and officer. He held the position of Station Commander of Royal Air Force Benson and worked alongside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the British Embassy in Washington DC. As well as this, he commanded 72 Squadron in Northern Ireland and worked in the Ministry of Defence. After retiring from the military in 2007, Duncan worked for a year at Network Rail as Customer Relationship Executive to Virgin Trains before moving to Aon Inpoint, where he became Managing Director in 2011. In 2016, he became Head of Insurer Relationship Management at JLT Specialty. Following Marsh’s acquisition of JLT in 2019 he assumed the role of Global Insurer Consulting Leader at Marsh.
Richard Williams MC formally served in the British Army (Welsh Guards) for 14 years where he rose to the rank of Major an was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. After leaving the army, Richard ran his own IT Digitalisation consulting company, providing services to the Financial Services Sector and has worked in the public sector for the Cabinet Office and for Ofsted. He was also Chief Information Officer at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance and held Programme Director roles at the Beazley Group and Willis Ltd, where he delivered a number of technology enabled change project. Richard currently is the Managing Director of IT at EBRD.
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