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LMA names four new board members

The organisation also committed to 30% of its board members being female and/or from an ethnic minority background by the end of 2023

The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has appointed four new members to its board, while also setting a target to achieve greater board diversity.

Chris Rash, CEO at Talbot, and Lorraine Harfitt, managing director at Asta, will act as standing members on the board.

Meanwhile, Mark Graham, CEO at Antares, and Henry Withinshaw, COO at Newline, have been appointed to serve as representatives of smaller managing agents.

The quartet, who follow the recent additions of Cecile Fresneau, John Fowle, Mark Gregory, and Johan Slabbert, bring the total number of female LMA board members from managing agents to three.

The organisation also revealed intentions to further its inclusivity, committing to 30% of its board members being female and/or from an ethnic minority background by the end of 2023.

Sheila Cameron, chief executive at the LMA, said that the new members “bring many outstanding qualities and vast experience” to the body.

She added: “It gives me great pleasure to further announce our new diversity target, which matches that of the Lloyd’s Council and is higher than the 20% target set by Lloyd’s for boards and executive committees. 

“This is the first step on the journey toward achieving a diverse board while setting an example for our market, and we are determined to reach our target by the end of 2023.” 

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