IUA Circular 050/18

Diversity & Inclusion in the London Market

The IUA, in support of Dive In, invite you to a presentation with Pauline Black, Actress, and lead singer of The Selecter and Dame Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s of London
Hosted by Louise Day Director of Operations, IUA and Chris Dunn, Partner, Kennedys Marine
Welcome address by Dave Matcham, CEO, IUA


Event Date: Monday 16 July 2018

Time:  12noon to 1.30pm

Venue:  Ludgate Room, Cavendish Conference Centre, America Square, 17 Cross Wall, London EC3

Subject:  In support of the 2018 Dive In Festival, this IUA market briefing aims to highlight topics in the diversity and inclusion arena that will have an impact on organisations not just in London, but the global Insurance Market.

Our guests, Pauline Black and Dame Inga Beale, speak about their own experiences and take Q&A from the audience.

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager (020 7617 4451)

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.  Please click here to register.

In September 2017, nearly 8000 participants took part in Dive In, the festival for Diversity and Inclusion across the Insurance Sector, now in its fourth year the festival creates a global dialogue for diversity and inclusion in insurance, which will continue this year with the theme #time4inclusion. Dive In’s evolution in making waves in Insurance to create awareness and build engagement continues to increase, with Diversity and Inclusion a critical topic of discussion for companies of all sizes.

With an environment of mixed gender, social and educational backgrounds, the gradual rebalancing of opportunities and competitive advantages with a future of limitless expectation for all, has never been so promising.

This enlightening and thought provoking Market Briefing welcomes two women at the very top of their careers, with respect for their positions from peers and both in diverse - and it is said - male dominated industries. Pauline Black and Dame Inga Beale, whose careers each span over 30 years, will highlight their respective experiences and examine how continuing changes and positive progression for the future of female industry role models can be addressed.

Our Participants:

Pauline Black came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the 2 Tone ska revival band the Selecter, which released four singles entering the Top 40 charts in the United Kingdom, including "On My Radio", "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words”. She won the 1991 Time Out award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the play All or Nothing at All. She also starred alongside Christopher Lee in the horror film Funny Man. In 2007, Black narrated the BBC Four documentary Soul Britannia, which chronicles the history of British soul music. She later appeared in the follow-up Reggae Britannia as an interviewee, and as a member of the Selecter. In 2011, Pauline released her autobiography, Black by Design.

Dame Inga Beale joined Lloyd’s in January 2014. Previously she was Group Chief Executive of Canopius, a prominent Lloyd’s managing agent. Prior to that she spent four years with Zurich Insurance, including a period as Global Chief Underwriting Officer. She was Group CEO of Converium Ltd, the Swiss mid-sized independent reinsurance company and, while there, she led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007. She started her career as an Underwriter with Prudential before spending 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions. She is a member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. In July 2016 she also joined the UK  Board of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Louise Day is Director of Operations at the IUA and has over 20 years’ experience managing projects in financial services. In the insurance sector she has previously worked for Standard Life, Ace, Brit Insurance, Amlin and QBE managing extensive portfolio budgets and teams. Louise joined the IUA in 2015 to oversee the association’s involvement in various London market process modernisation projects.

Chris Dunn is the Head of Kennedys' marine practice, and is a member of Kennedys’ strategy board. He specialises in marine insurance including policy and coverage advice and disputes. Chris handles litigation arising out of the carriage of goods by sea (including piracy) and road (CMR), and the recovery of subrogated claims and liability matters on behalf of Insurers and Lloyds Syndicates. He is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and a member of the British Maritime Law Association.. He has been instructed on some of the market’s most high-profile, complex claims from piracy and hijacking to one of the largest burglaries in English legal history. Chris has been instructed on over 100 piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden and off the west coast of Africa.

As a member of the CPD (Continuing Personal or Professional Development) Certification Service the IUA is committed to providing high quality training activities. Our market briefing events are certified as being suitable for CPD purposes. To obtain a self assessment form for any particular event please email Deborah Finch. These forms will be issued after each individual event upon request.

For events held in the conference rooms at Balls Bros., Minster Pavement, America Square Conference Centre, Apex Hotel, Grange Hotel or Baltic Exchange you will not require an entrance pass but we will require a note of your attendance for room capacity and catering requirements.