Chief executive of Lloyd’s of London, Inga Beale, has been named in the New Year honours list.
Beale has been made a dame and said she was “incredibly proud of the work that Lloyd’s are doing to encourage diversity”. She became chief executive of the insurance market in 2014, becoming the first woman to hold the top job at Lloyd’s in its 328-year history.
In 2015, Beale became the first woman and bisexual person to top the annual power list of the world’s leading 100 LGBT executives. Beale said, “Lloyd’s represents so much of what is good about British business and the insurance sector in particular.
This honour is a reflection of the work and commitment of everyone who works within the Lloyd’s market, enabling others to take risks that enable society to progress. I am also incredibly proud of the work that we are doing to encourage diversity. When I think back to what the workplace was like 30 years ago, we have come a long way on our journey to become a truly modern, global and inclusive sector.”