Insurance Breakfast Club – Group Mentoring With Market Leaders
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.
Continual drive for personal improvement with a positive approach to all situations.
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.
Kelly Lyles is responsible for managing our Insurance presence around the world, a role which includes leading teams in Strategic Client & Broker Management, Global Programs Center of Excellence, Captives Center of Excellence and Portfolio Solutions as well as Communications and Marketing.
She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including a number of roles in financial lines underwriting and management.
Between 2014 and 2018 Kelly held a number of senior positions at XL and later XL Catlin including Chief Regional Officer, for Insurance and Deputy Chair of the Insurance Leadership Team, as well as Chief Executive of Global Professional Insurance operations.
Before joining XL Group in 2014, Kelly served as Head of Specialty Lines for Europe, Middle East and Africa at AIG. Earlier, she served as AIG’s Country Manager in France, where she oversaw commercial and consumer business development, operations and systems, claims, finance, accounting, legal and human resources. She is a graduate of Villanova University.
“My role as Chief Executive of the UK Life Branch, affords me the opportunity to pursue my passion for mutual growth and success for Munich Re and our clients. I am South African by birth and a global citizen by nature, having worked internationally throughout my career. In 2014 I decided to settle in the UK with my husband and in 2017 entered the brave new world of parenthood.”
Mari-Lizette has been working in the reinsurance industry for over a decade now, and whilst her background is primarily actuarial she has worked across many business functions and all key business lines including Protection, Longevity and Structured transactions.
Mari-Lizette became part of the Munich Re UK Life Branch senior management team in 2016 as Head of Pricing and most recently as Commercial Director. In her new role she is responsible for the creation and implementation of the strategy for Munich Re London Life Branch and overseeing all business lines to ensure a continuing strong financial future.
SVP, Middle Market / SME, Industry Practices & Distribution for Continental Europe
Prior to joining AXA in 2015 as Global Head of Business Development for AXA P&C, Dawn held a variety of market-facing leadership roles at AIG in Europe, the Gulf region, and the US, and spent several years in the Central/Eastern European energy sector as an entrepreneur. She began her career as a political risks/insurance analyst at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington DC.
Dawn was an inaugural recipient, and is now a program mentor, of International Insurance Society’s Leader of Tomorrow program; and a founding member of the EMEA Women’s Leadership Team, an insurance industry forum. She holds a B.A in International Politics from American University School of International Service, in Washington DC, where she was named 2018 Alumna of the year, and sits as Vice Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Dawn continued her graduate studies at l’Université de Caen, France, where she was an Rotary International Graduate Scholar. In addition, Dawn holds advance program certifications from INSEAD, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Risk & Insurance and Re/Insurance have highlighted Dawn as an Insurance Executive to watch in 2018. She is serves on the Board of Directors for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation UK, Global Ambassador for the Insurance Supper Club and is a passionate supporter of diversity in business leadership, entrepreneur engagement and female founders.
On a personal note …Dawn, her husband Paul and their two boys live in London, and she is competitive figure skater.
Sedgwick International UK
Sarah has worked within the Financial Services sector (Loss Adjusting) for over 30 years. Having joined Sun Alliance as a professional trainee in 1976, not knowing anything about insurance, she has gone on to become probably the first female loss adjuster, joining Thomas Howell Selfe in 1978. Her career progressed from junior to major loss adjuster for 16 years before moving into management.
Sarah became Branch Manager, then Regional Manager and then formed the Corporate and Major Incident Team at what had now become Crawford, following its acquisitions of Thomas Howell Group. For Sarah`s last 10 years at Crawford she became Managing Director of their Global Technical Services with responsibility for teams in Construction, Engineering, Power, Energy, Marine, Major Loss (property and casualty), and Aviation. This was on a UK and International basis. She also oversaw responses to catastrophe events in Chile, Thailand, Japan and New Zealand.
Following a career changing decision she set up her own consultancy business working on strategic planning and training in the fields of damage mitigation and structural engineering as well as a bit of loss adjusting of course.
However, in 2017 Cunningham Lindsey came calling and she joined them as Director with responsibility for Corporate Risks and Specialist Practice Groups; this also included business development of these areas. When Sedgwick acquired Cunningham Lindsey Sarah also became responsible for launching EFI Global in the UK; their area of the business looking at cause and origin investigations and environmental adjusting and consultancy.
Sarah is a passionate gardener and also enjoys tennis and playing bridge. Between her and her husband they have six children and eight grandchildren, which also keeps her busy in her spare time.
Sheila Cameron was appointed Chief Executive of the Lloyd’s Market Association in January 2019. Before becoming CEO at the LMA, Sheila was Head of International Operations at The Navigators Group, where she was responsible for leading all operational and change management activity within Navigators International, including its Lloyd’s business and global platforms in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Prior to joining Navigators, Sheila was Director of Group Operations at Hiscox and held a number of roles at Xchanging, including COO and of Xchanging’s claims business. She began her career at Management Consultancy, Accenture.