Tokio Marine Kiln has announced the appointment of Valerie Gordon-Walker as an independent non-executive director to the TMK Syndicates (TMKS) Board, effective September 2020.
Gordon-Walker is a former managing director, executive committee member and group head of people within a wide range of industries.
She also has significant regulatory experience having acted as a senior advisor to the Prudential Regulation Authority at the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority on remuneration and culture change matters over several years.
Gordon-Walker was named by Cranfield’s FTSE Board Report as one of the 100 Senior Women to Watch and with a strong and diverse non-executive director portfolio, her extensive experience includes advising multinational corporations on strategy, governance, regulation and culture, board and executive mentoring.
She currently serves on two boards as a non-executive director and chair of Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Brad Irick, CEO of TMK, said: “TMK is driving an exciting strategy which can only be achieved with the engagement and support of our talented people. Our investment in people, fulfilling our purpose and putting culture at the heart of our strategy needs solid leadership, and we are looking forward to welcoming Valerie who we know will add considerable value to those efforts going forward.”
Andrew Torrance, chair of the TMKS Board, said: “We are delighted to welcome Valerie to the Board during this transformational time for TMK and the industry. Her broad industry experience, passion for positive cultural change and extensive regulatory experience bring an important and valuable new perspective to the board.”
Valerie Gordon-Walker shared: “I am proud to be joining the TMK Syndicates Board at this time of transformation and feel privileged to continue to enjoy a mix of both private and public sector work. In my experience, organisational performance is better informed by seeing how other fast-moving sectors have successfully adapted to business challenge. I look forward to constructively contributing to the Board’s agenda.”