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Inga Beale appointed to Crawford & Company’s board of directors

February 18, 2020

Crawford & Company, the independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates announced the election of Dame Inga Beale to its board of directors to serve as an independent director, effective 11 February 2020.

Beale previously served as the CEO of Lloyd’s of London where she held this position for five years before stepping down in 2018. She was the first female CEO of Lloyd’s during a 325-year history.

She began her career within the industry at Prudential Assurance Company in London as a trained underwriter with a specialist focus of international treaty reinsurance. She also worked for General Electric’s insurance division for 14 years where she held numerous management and leadership roles.

Beale then headed Swiss reinsurer Converium and in 2008 joined Zurich Insurance Group as a member of the management board. In 2009 she was appointed Zurich’s global chief underwriting officer. From 2012-2013 she served as group CEO of Lloyd’s insurer Canopius.

Harsha V. Agadi, president and CEO of Crawford & Company, said: “Inga brings an array of international insurance carrier experience that will positively impact Crawford strategy going forward. 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, stated: “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.”