John Neal has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lloyd’s in succession to Inga Beale and will take up his position at Lloyd’s on 15 October 2018.

John Neal’s whole career has been associated with the Lloyd’s market, first as an underwriter and later as CEO of the Ensign Managing Agency. He was most recently Group CEO of QBE, a global insurance and reinsurance business with a significant Lloyd’s footprint. In this role he was responsible for running a $14 billion gross written premium (GWP) business with over 14,000 employees in 37 countries. John brings a wealth of experience as a global CEO with a track record as a highly effective leader who can deliver business transformation.

Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Chairman of Lloyd’s, said: ‘I am grateful to Inga for the leadership she has provided to Lloyd’s over the past five years, during a challenging time. She has driven the market’s modernisation programme, the success of which is evident not least in the recent rapid increase in electronic placement volumes and the launch of the Lloyd’s Lab.

Please join me in welcoming John to Lloyd’s’