Job title: Chief executive officer
Company: Hamilton Re
Kathleen Reardon was appointed
chief executive officer of Hamilton
Re in 2014. A member of Hamilton’s
founding management team, she
has approximately 25 years of re/
insurance industry experience.
Prior to Hamilton, she served
as SVP, chief underwriting officer
international for ACE (now Chubb)
Tempest Re Bermuda. She joined
ACE Tempest Re after working in
key underwriting leadership roles
at ACE Financial Solutions International.
Before moving to Bermuda, Reardon held various actuarial roles
at ACE USA following ACE Limited’s acquisition of CIGNA’s P&C
business in 1999, having begun her career at CIGNA as an actuarial
Reardon has been appointed vice chair for the Reinsurance
Association of America for the 2019 fiscal year. She sits on the board of
directors for Blue Marble Microinsurance, an insurance startup with
a mission for protecting the underserved. She is co-founder and board
member of Women in Reinsurance in Bermuda, having served as chair
from 2014 to 2019 leading its mission to encourage the development
and promotion of women within the reinsurance industry; and serves
as a founding committee member of WeSpeak Bermuda, creating
development opportunities for professional women.
At Drexel University, Reardon was nominated to the President’s
Leadership Council in 2018, and inducted into The Drexel 100, its
alumni hall of fame, in 2019.
She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of
the American Academy of Actuaries. She received a Bachelor’s degree
in mathematics from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Job title: Chief operations officer
Company: Lloyd’s of London
Jennifer Rigby is chief operations
officer at Lloyd’s of London. Rigby’s
remit as Lloyd’s COO includes
business transformation, global
operations, data, IT, innovation
and corporate real estate. She
joined Lloyd’s in May 2017 as
chief information officer (CIO)
with responsibilities that included
cybersecurity and innovation as
part of Lloyd’s overall strategy.
Lloyd’s said, under her leadership, IT costs were significantly reduced,
and she also delivered a number of key technology changes including
the platform that underpins Lloyd’s Brussels, the recently launched
Rigby began her career at the BBC and held several senior roles in
the public sector including the National Archives, the Home Office
and Department of Energy and Climate Change before moving to
Telefónica UK (O2) in 2014.
Reardon has been appointed vice chair
for the Reinsurance Association of America
for the 2019 fiscal year.
Under her leadership, IT costs were
significantly reduced, and she also delivered
a number of key technology changes.
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