Rachel Turk appointed the new role of Lloyd's Chief Underwriting Officer
Rachel Turk, Lloyd’s Chief Underwriting Officer

Lloyd’s of London announced the appointment of Rachel Turk in the new role of Chief Underwriting Officer.

Rachel Turk will report to Lloyd’s Chief of Markets, Patrick Tiernan, and her start date will be announced in due course.

She will be responsible for managing the performance of the Lloyd’s market, including leading the underwriting function to support the Corporation’s strategic goals. Rachel will also be responsible for leading the discussion with all market stakeholders, including insurers, brokers, and customers on their sustainability strategies.

Rachel Turk joins Lloyd’s from Beazley PLC where she spent over 14 years in management roles, including her latest position as Group Head of Strategy and Executive Committee member.

Before this, she led the US Directors & Officers underwriting team at Beazley. She was formerly an Equity Analyst at JP Morgan Cazenove and is a qualified accountant.

Rachel Turk is a board member of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) and the London Market Group (LMG).

Prior to this role,, I led the London D&O team underwriting US commercial risks with a particular focus on technology risks, primary accounts, and harder to place business. Prior to underwriting I worked as an analyst on the D&O book supporting the pricing actuaries in terms of industry and litigation trends. Before joining Beazley, I worked as an equity analyst at Cazenove and am also a qualified chartered accountant.

Patrick Tiernan - Chief of Markets, Lloyd’s
Patrick Tiernan – Chief of Markets, Lloyd’s

I’m excited that Rachel is joining Lloyd’s as our Chief Underwriting Officer. Her stellar reputation in the industry, alongside her technical expertise and market knowledge, will be a huge asset to Lloyd’s as we continue to enhance the performance of our market

Patrick Tiernan – Chief of Markets, Lloyd’s

“Under her leadership of underwriting at Lloyd’s, I’m confident we’ll continue to take the Lloyd’s market from strength to strength, and by doing so, achieve our aim of attracting the very best underwriters, capital and talent to our market to solve the problems that customers are facing.”

Lloyd’s is the world’s leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and specialty risk solutions. Through the collective intelligence and expertise of the market’s underwriters and brokers, we’re sharing risk to create a braver world. 

The Lloyd’s market offers the resources, capability and insight to develop new and innovative products for customers in any industry, on any scale, in more than 200 territories. 

Lloyd’s are made up of more than 50 leading insurance companies, over 380 registered Lloyd’s brokers and a global network of over 4,000 local coverholders. Behind the Lloyd’s market is the Corporation: an independent organisation and regulator working to maintain the market’s successful reputation and operation.

by Yana Keller