Dame Inga Beale DBE
Board Director, London First
Dame Inga 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 Chief Executive of Lloyd’s, she also played a critical role in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across the global insurance sector.