Insurance Breakfast Club – Group Mentoring With Market Leaders

Hélène Stanway

Digital Leader


Helene is a dynamic, outcome-oriented and inspirational Digital Leader passionate about putting the human element, design and innovation alongside the implementation of emerging technology. This has been recognised through multiple industry awards.

Noted as a leading manager through times of change, respected for building and collaborating with internal and external partners to achieve strategic goals.

Analytical and questioning, identifies and develops opportunities; innovates and makes things happen in a pragmatic manner with a continual drive for personal improvement and a positive approach to all situations.

Caroline Bedford

Head of DXC Digital Minds

DXC Technology

Caroline is Head of DXC Digital Minds, a programme designed to support brokers and insurers harness the power of technology and culture to drive digital transformation across the London Insurance market (and beyond).

Caroline started her career in (re)insurance technology in 1990, working for a specialty insurance software provider, and has worked across the world implementing large scale programmes in Bermuda, the United States, Canada and Asia.

With a specialist interest in digital technology and the culture change needed to succeed in the future of work, Caroline is a leader of transformational change.

Clare LeBecq


London Market Group

Clare has been in the London Market Insurance industry for over 30 years and has held senior positions at three of the four largest insurance brokers in the London Market. In her early career, she was a London Market Reinsurance broker focusing on advising Lloyd’s Syndicates on their reinsurance programmes, but for the last 15 years her focus has been on operations.

Prior to joining the London Market Group, Clare was at JLT Specialty Limited where she was Head of Operations. In her role at JLT she was instrumental in implementing PPL and JLT’s Brexit plan, as well as being active on the TOM Working Group and the strategic design

Gabrielle Folliard

Global Head of Claims


Gabrielle is the Global Head of Claims at Canopius, a global specialty (re)insurer with presence in Australia, Bermuda, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, the UK and US. In October 2019, Canopius acquired AmTrust at Lloyd’s to create one of the leading insurers in the Lloyd’s market.

Gabrielle heads the Canopius claims leadership team and is responsible for claims delivery and setting and delivering the group’s claims strategy, working closely with the international offices. She is responsible for and oversees a team of over 70 adjusters, which she leads with energy and enthusiasm.

With a background in law, having practised as a solicitor for seven years at international law firm CMS, she was previously Head of Specialty and Financial Lines claims at Markel International and was an integral part of setting and delivering their claims vision. Gabrielle is an active member of Canopius’ Inclusion and Diversity committee.

Christine Lithgow

Recently retired CEO of Commercial Risk & Health Solutions


I recently retired and am honoured to have been the first female leader for commercial risk globally.

My day-to-day efforts were focused on providing distinctive value for clients and attracting the best talent to Aon. I’ve always been passionate about developing innovative risk solutions and strive to be a mentor to the next generation of insurance leaders.

I was with Aon for 35 years where I led teams at the local branch and regional levels before ultimately culminating in national leadership appointments and becoming Aon’s most senior broking officer in Canada.

I’m proud to have worked with more than 1,500 colleagues across the country, providing risk and insurance solutions to organizations and individuals from coast to coast. 

Vicky Kubitscheck

Non Executive Director, Board Advisor & Chairman Designate

Vicky is a non-executive director at First State Investments group (since 2018) and private bankers Hampden & Co (since 2014), where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. She is also an independent advisor specialising in governance, risk and board effectiveness reviews including board training. Vicky’s current portfolio career is built on over 30 years working at board and executive management levels, responsible for risk, regulation and internal audit at insurers such as AXA, AEGON and Police Mutual, and latterly in an advisory capacity in FTSE 100 companies, London Market and mutual organisations. She hung up her ‘executive boots’ in 2017 after some 5 years balancing her executive, non-executive and advisory roles.

Her roles as chief risk officer, compliance director and chief internal auditor have often driven a technical agenda (inevitable in our industry) but Vicky has continued to observe the human factor in influencing success or failure in organisations. Her focus in business today is looking after the people agenda, building relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders for mutual success.

Vicky is the first President and former Founding Chair of the Insurance Internal Audit Group, a not-for-profit body which supports practitioners from internal audit and other ‘control functions’ in over 100 companies. She is a FT Adviser features writer and author of ‘Integrated Assurance: Risk governance beyond boundaries’ (Gower, 2014).

Nicola Hannay

Regional Property & Power Manager, Global P&C Business Solutions EMEA


Nicola Hannay, is the EMEA Region Manager for Property and Power within SCOR Business Solutions, (SBS, the large Corporate Risks Division of SCOR Global P+C).  Reporting to Francois Houssais, the Deputy CUO of SBS.

Nicola joined SCOR in 2008, taking the role of Senior Power Underwriter, developing the portfolio in London and focusing SCOR’s global approach to this line of business, taking on the Global Head of Power role in 2013 successfully building a respected Global Power Team.

With a Bachelor Engineering Honours Degree, Nicola started her career in 1995 with Munich Re in the Claims team, handling large corporate Engineering, Power, Offshore and Aero-engine claims.  Nicola started her Underwriting career with HSB EIL in 1999, continuing with AIG following the takeover of HSB and then in 2003 moving to XL as a Senior Power Underwriter to start up and run the Power book in London.

Oyin Heath

Senior Partner

Piiq Risk Partners

Your IBC team

Katherine Bryant

Founder & coach

Sharon Morse


Kelly Kemp

Member support & Tech Guru


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