Hampden Agencies Limited (HAL), the largest Lloyd’s Members’ agency, has announced a series of changes to its board with the appointments of Sarah Wilton, as chair of HAL, and Elizabeth Fullerton-Rome, as independent non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee, effective immediately. The appointments coincide with HAL’s undertaking of a significant increase in demand for capital investment into Lloyd’s.
Wilton, whose appointment is a fixed three-year contract, has a diverse array of experience as a public, private and third sector non-executive and executive director. She worked as a director at Lloyd’s of London for eight years and joined HAL as non-executive director in 2008. After eight years overseeing the delivery of strategic developments, Wilton has been promoted to chair. She is also non-executive director and chair of audit and risk committee at Capita Managing Agency.
Fullerton-Rome, who will replace Wilton as independent non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee, joins HAL with more than 26 years’ experience in the UK and international financial sector. She has a wealth of expertise as a non-executive director, advising highly regulated organisations across a range of industries, including Great American International Insurance (GAII), HM Revenue and Customs, and the Taxation Disciplinary Board.
Neil Smith, CEO of HAL, said: “The Board and I are delighted by these appointments. We look forward to working alongside such experienced and knowledgeable individuals, who are both highly respected in their respective fields and we look forward to their valuable contributions and perspective to the Board’s deliberations and strategic vision. I am confident that they will further add to the existing strengths of the Board and ensure that our governance arrangements continue to be effective and indeed are subject to continued independent challenge.”
Wilton said: “I look forward to continuing to work with Hampden in this new role, assisting them in maintaining the excellent standards for which they are known, as they develop the business further.”
Fullerton-Rome added: “With an array of experience working in the insurance industry and the broader financial services sector, I am well placed to help Hampden Agencies in achieving their strategic goals. I look forward to joining the team and supporting them in their future endeavours.”