Inga Beale

First Female CEO of Lloyds of London, Former Board Director of the Chartered Insurance Institute & Inclusion Role Model

  • First Female CEO in 328 years for Lloyds of London
  • Former Board Director & President of the Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures
  • Member of the Stonewall Development Council
  • Ranked 1st on the OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT Executive List- the first woman and bisexual person to be listed

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Creating an Inclusive Workplace
Changing Risk Landscape
Modernising Tradition
Cultural & Technological Change

Dame Inga Beale is a leading figure of equality and inclusion, not only for women but for all no matter how they identify. Making headlines as the first female CEO of Lloyds of London, Inga spearheaded the company as the first female CEO in their 320+ years of operation, shaping the company’s inclusion policies. Now booked as a female motivational speaker, Inga is able to cover topics such as creating an inclusive workplace, modernising tradition, changing risk landscape and cultural change.

Currently, Inga is the Chair of Mediclinic, a Supervisory Board member for the NN Group and a Non-Executive Director for Crawford & Company. Throughout her career, Inga has made it her mission to create inclusive workplaces, which has seen her ranked 1st on the OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT Executives List– the first woman and bisexual person to be ranked on this list. Appalled by the standards of equality within the workplace, Inga pushes the importance of creating inclusive workplaces and shares her successes as a woman in a male-dominated sector.

Other prominent roles of Inga’s include being the Board Director and President of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Global Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Insurance Company, Group CEO of the Canopius Group and Group CEO of Converium. With almost four decades of experience throughout the financial and insurance sector, Inga has become a role model for driving agendas of diversity, inclusion and equality- having set up LGBT support and resource groups and LGBT Insurance Networks.

Having also acted as a Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures and been a member of the Stonewall Development Council, Dame Inga Beale is a fantastic choice as a speaker on diversity, inclusion and female empowerment. Having revolutionised Lloyds of London as their first female CEO, Inga is able to advise companies on how they can adapt to modernise traditions and change workplace culture to become more inclusive of all.

Most recently, Inga Beale was inducted into the Top Female Speakers to Book for International Women’s Day, a testament of her achievements as an inspirational businesswoman.

Official Testimonials

Inga Beale is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“I wanted to thank you for presenting at the MOD IKX Symposium last week. It is obvious that you are an authority in your subject and your presentation was informative, enlightening and thought-provoking. We have received many complimentary comments about your presentation and more than a few who want to release the potential of their team. One such example was ‘Dame Inga was very very inspirational. What a great speech’. Your contribution to the day was significant, tying together the benefits to the organisation and individual of valuing individual contribution and also the techniques and challenges of achieving it”

Stew, Ministry of Defence

“We chose Dame Inga Beale to be the first keynote speaker hosted by our global LGBTQ+ ERG. The event was to mark the international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Overall we were extremely happy with the talk Dame Inga gave… We would highly recommend Dame Inga, we received fantastic feedback from the session with many people commenting on how impactful, inspirational and personal the story Dame Inga shared with us was. Her willingness to tackle any difficult questions that were raised during the talk made the event even more powerful and enabled us to convey the importance of an inclusive culture in the workplace”

Christopher, UBC

“We were thrilled with Inga’s involvement in today’s event. Thanks for all your help in coordinating this, I think we will definitely want to involve Inga in future events if she is willing”

Aisling, Corporate Sales Support Manager, Bupa Global

“Helped secure Dame Inga Beale for our growing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) program… Dame Inga exceeded all our expectations. Her personal approach directly connected with our employee audience. Immediately following our online broadcast, we received accolades, including comments like “amazing,” ” fantastic,” and “inspirational.” She took personal storytelling to a new level!”

Mary, Claire's

“Having the privilege to hear Inga share her remarkable journey on International Women’s Day was truly inspiring. Her courage, resilience, and unwavering determination left a lasting impression on all of us. Through her captivating storytelling, Inga not only shed light on her own challenges and triumphs but also empowered each of us to embrace our own unique paths. Her message of empowerment and equality resonated deeply, reminding us of the incredible strength and potential within every woman. Thank you, Inga, for being a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change.”

Shivani, Managing Director, ACA Group

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