Dame Inga Beale

Board director, London First
Dame Inga is the former CEO of Lloyd’s of London – the 330-year-old insurance and reinsurance market. With over 35 years of global experience in financial services, she was awarded her damehood in 2017 for services to the UK economy. During her five-year tenure at Lloyd’s, Inga modernised the $40bn insurance giant through the introduction of technology, moving it from a paper-based market to an electronic trading environment. She embedded a culture of innovation with the opening of the Lloyd’s Innovation Lab in the heart of the market, and expanded into new, high-growth markets including China, Dubai, and India. As the first female CEO of Lloyd’s, she also played a critical role in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across the global insurance sector. Inga has served on numerous boards over the years in a non-executive capacity and is currently a member of the London First board and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. She is patron of Insuring Women’s Futures and her philanthropic interests include being an advisor to the LGBT charity Stonewall and the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford University.