Dame Inga Beale elected to Crawford & Company board of directors
The board of directors of Crawford & Company, a provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates, has elected Dame Inga Beale as an independent director, effective February 11, 2020.
Beale is the former CEO of Lloyd's of London, a post she held for five years before stepping down in 2018. She was the first female CEO in the global insurance and reinsurance market's 325-year history. Beale started her career at Prudential Assurance Company in London and is trained as an underwriter specialising in international treaty reinsurance. She worked for General Electric’s insurance division for 14 years, then headed Swiss reinsurer Converium, where she spearheaded a company turnaround. In 2008, she joined Zurich Insurance Group as a member of their group management board. The following year she was named the group's Global Chief Underwriting Officer. From 2012-13, she was the group CEO at the privately held Lloyd's insurer Canopius.
“Inga brings an array of international insurance carrier experience that will positively impact Crawford strategy going forward,” said Harsha Agadi, president and CEO of Crawford & Company. “She will provide insights, counsel and perspectives that will complement those of the existing board members and from which Crawford will benefit. I look forward to partnering with Inga as we continue to deliver on our mission of restoring and enhancing lives, business and communities across the globe.”
Charlie Ogburn, non-executive chairman of the Crawford & Company board, added: “With the election of Dame Inga, Crawford now has three female directors on its nine-strong board and proudly joins other leading companies who have taken the important step of having at least three female directors.”