Dame Inga Beale is a British businesswoman and 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 5 year tenure at Lloyd’s, Inga modernised the $40 billion 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.

Prior to Lloyd’s and from her early days in the 80’s as a trainee at the Prudential in London, Inga has lived in various countries, taken on global CEO roles for insurance groups Canopius in London and Converium in Zurich, and been in executive leadership roles at large financial institutions such as Zurich Insurance and General Electric’s GE Capital.

Inga has served on numerous boards over the years in a non-executive capacity and is currently a member of the London FirstBoard and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. She is Patron of Insuring Women’s Futuresand her philanthropic interests include being an advisor to the LGBT charity Stonewalland the Pitt Rivers Museumat Oxford University.