Watch Dame Inga's speech in full (22 mins)
Dame Inga Beale is a British businesswoman and was, up to recently, the CEO of Lloyd’s of London – the 330-year-old insurance and reinsurance market. With over three decades of global experience in financial services she was awarded her damehood for services to the UK economy and for her contributions to driving the inclusion agenda for women and the LGBT community.
During her 5-year tenure at Lloyd’s, Inga modernised the insurance market with the introduction of technology and, through various other initiatives, challenged the traditional “old boys club” culture to make it a much more inclusive environment for all.
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, and been in executive leadership roles at large financial institutions such as Zurich Insurance and General Electric’s GE Capital.
She is currently Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures, a member of the London First Board, and on the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. Her philanthropic interests include being a member of Stonewall’s Development Council and the Pitt Rivers Museum Advisory Board at Oxford University.