Airmic strengthened by new board appointments

Published on Thu, 23/09/2021 - 13:32

Six new board members, plus Airmic’s new chair, give a fresh look to Airmic’s board.

Airmic’s board is gaining from the experience and expertise of new board members in recent months, as the membership body for risk professionals continues to navigate its path out of the pandemic period.

The changes to Airmic’s top table aim to maintain diversity of risk and insurance professionals at the heart of the association’s governance.

The new board members are: 

  • Alison Quinlivan, Google’s international insurance leader’
  • Amanda Craib, Global Head of Strategic Change Risk and Governance – DBS & Global Functions Oversight at HSBC;
  • Jordane Terrasse, Director and head of group corporate sustainability risk management and risk transfer at the London Stock Exchange Group;
  • Angela Iannetta, Group head of risk and insurance at BAT;
  • Richard Hoult, Head of risk, audit and assurance at Thames Water; and
  • Glenn Ellis, who also takes up a newly-created role as Airmic’s ESG Ambassador, leading Airmic’s ESG Project Group.

“We have a fabulous board to govern and guide Airmic, with an excellent gender balance,” said Julia Graham, Airmic’s CEO.   

From 1 September the board also has a new chair, Claire Combes, succeeding Tracey Skinner, who remains a board member and a member of the Airmic executive. A qualified chartered accountant, Claire has served in roles spanning risk management, internal audit, health and safety, treasury, and insurance management, across a number of sectors. She is currently Director of risk and assurance at easyJet.

“I am delighted to welcome Claire into the role of chair and I’m looking forward to working with her during her term of office.  Claire has an infectious commitment and enthusiasm for Airmic which will  fuel new ideas and approaches.

“Supported by Tracey Skinner as immediate past chair, Tim Graham as first deputy chair and Fiona Davidge as second deputy chair, we have an engaged and talented executive to help us navigate what remains some still quite ‘challenging and choppy’ times ahead,” said Julia. “I’m especially pleased that our approach to the Airmic executive addresses the management of succession in our leadership and continuity in our business plans and objectives,” she added.