Influential women in re/insurance: re/insurers and brokers
OF OF 2017
Company: Guy Carpenter & Company
Job title: Senior vice president
2009: Senior vice president, North American reinsurance,
Guy Carpenter & Company
2006: Broker, North American property & casualty,
John B. Collins Associates
2001: Broker, North American wholesale, BMS Group
my abilities in both my work and as a parent, and have learnt
that with a little reorganisation and time management, this is
possible. It is all about finding the correct balance.
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
I have some friends in the medical profession which I think
would be extremely rewarding. If I had my time over and
had to pick a different career path, it would be something
Nicola Prosser has 16 years of broking experience in the
North American property and casualty arena, placing a broad
spectrum of property and casualty lines into the London and
European market. She has particular depth of experience in
property cat, property per risk, workers compensation and
terrorism (including NBCR). She is ACII qualified.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
As is the case for many I’m sure, my entrance into the world
of reinsurance was what can only be described as a ‘happy
accident’. I was looking for a position on a graduate training
scheme within the wider financial services market. I was
offered two jobs on the same day, one with a Japanese bank
and one with BMS Intermediaries.
I chose to go the route of reinsurance predominantly because
of the people I had met during the interview process. It seem
like a welcoming and social industry, and it also afforded
the opportunity to pursue further professional qualifications.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
It is hard to pick a single highlight. For me, this job is so
enjoyable because of the people I have been lucky enough
to meet over the years. Reinsurance remains a relationship
driven industry at its core, and I have enjoyed developing
close relationships with both clients and colleagues in London
and across the US, many of whom I consider friends.
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
One of the most recent challenges has been adjusting to life
as a full-time working mother. Guy Carpenter, my managers
and colleagues have been extremely supportive, but I have
put pressure on myself to maintain the same pace of work as
I did before having children. I want to perform to the best of
“Reinsurance remains a relationship
driven industry at its core, and I have
enjoyed developing close relationships.”
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