Independent Women in Insurance Committee
Karen has been working in the Lloyd’s and London market for over 30 years, starting her career in the compliance arena, moving on to a COO and then a CEO role within the Lloyd’s market for an established Lloyd’s Managing Agency. She is also the Senior Independent Director for the USAA Limited and USAA SA and Vice Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust.
SCOR SE was her first Global Reinsurance role and within scope fall operational matters, oversight and coordination of EMEA satellite offices (Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Dublin, Moscow, Amsterdam, South Africa and Brussels), Internal Controls, Operational Risk Management, Regulatory Relationships, Property Affairs, Hub Compliance and working with the business divisions on new projects from a strategic perspective. Her experience, prior to SCOR SE, has included establishing offices overseas, taking part in EU College of Supervisors meetings and rolling out compliance processes, with a particular emphasis on corporate governance.
Karen is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers and Chair of the Independent Women in Insurance Committee (iWIN). A Founder Member of European Council for the Advancement of Women in Leadership and addition to this a supporter of the Lloyd’s Military Network for senior officers leaving the Armed Forces. As a supporter of educational diversity Karen is Vice Chair of the Burnt Mill Academy Trust, and as a keen painter a member of Lloyd’s Art Group. Age and educational diversity are of particular interest and she often takes part in presentations and conferences on these topics, along with being an ally to LGBTQ colleagues.