Inga BealeFormer CEO at Lloyd's of London
Former CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Dame Inga Beale is a British businesswoman
with over three decades of experience in the financial services sector. Inga led the
global insurance market through a dramatic period of modernisation, opening the
Lloyd’s Innovation Lab, expanding the company’s global access, and challenging
the ‘old boys’ club’ image of the 330-year-old institution.
Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Inga held a variety of international leadership positions
for GE Insurance Solutions, before becoming Group CEO of Swiss reinsurer
Converium. She was then on the Global Management Board of Zurich Insurance
Group until she became Group CEO of Canopius, one of the top insurers in
During her time at Lloyd’s, Inga developed a culture of innovation and inclusion.
She expanded the company’s reach to new, high-growth markets including Asia
and the Middle East, and delivered some of Lloyd’s strongest financial results. As
the first female CEO of Lloyd’s, she played a key role in changing cultural
perceptions and highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion. Under her
leadership, Lloyd’s launched a number of diversity initiatives, including the Dive
In Festival, which grew to become the only world-wide insurance industry
diversity and inclusion event.
Drawing on her own experience at Lloyd’s, Inga discusses what it means to lead
cultural change and steer a company through a technological transition without
losing its core character. Her talks uncover how successful transformation means
establishing a balance between tradition and history, and modernity and
innovation. Moreover, she tackles breaking glass ceilings, and building inclusive
environments within the workplace. Inga also analyses the reasons behind a lack of
trust in both governments and the corporate sector, as well as the rise in public
emphasis on corporate responsibility, purpose, ethics and sustainable business
Inga is a Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures, an alliance of insurance and personal
finance professionals helping to improve women’s long-term financial resilience.
She is also a member of Stonewall’s Development Council, and was awarded a
Damehood for her influential work in driving the inclusion agenda for women and
the LGBT community. She has served as President of the UK Chartered Insurance
Institute, a member of the Geneva Association Board, and a member of the UK
Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board. She also sits on the
London First Board and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board.