– UK, London –  Beazley plc (LON:BEZ) today announced that the board has appointed Nicola Hodson and John Reizenstein as non-executive directors with effect from 10 April 2019.

Beazley’s chairman David Roberts said “I am delighted to welcome Nicola and John to the board of Beazley plc. During the most recent review of board skills, we identified the need to enhance the board’s skills in the areas of technology, data and operations and Nicola has extensive experience in all of these areas and we very much look forward to her contribution. It is also pleasing to appoint a candidate of John’s calibre to the board of Beazley plc and to chair its audit and risk committee when Angela stands down in the coming months.”

About Nicola Hodson

Nicola is also appointed to the audit and risk committee.

Nicola is currently Vice President Field Transformation, for Microsoft Global Sales and Marketing and was previously Chief Operating Officer for Microsoft UK. Nicola is currently serving as a non-executive director on the board of Drax Group plc and will become chair of its remuneration committee following the AGM in April 2019.

About John Reizenstein

John is appointed to the audit and risk committee and will succeed Angela Crawford-Ingle as chair when she stands down at the conclusion of matters pertaining to the 2018 accounting year. John has also been appointed as non-executive director to the board of Beazley Furlonge Ltd with effect from 9 April 2019, and he will chair its audit committee.

John formerly held the role of Chief Financial Officer of Direct Line Insurance Group plc, a FTSE 100 insurance company. He has had extensive financial services experience across insurance, investment banking, and markets.

About Beazley plc

Beazley plc is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, United States, Canada, Latin America and Asia. Beazley manages seven Lloyd’s syndicates and, in 2018, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $2,615.3 million. All Lloyd’s syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best.

Beazley’s underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd’s.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

For more information : https://www.beazley.com

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