Lloyd’s has appointed Guy Carpenter’s Vicky Carter deputy chair of the Council, effective 1 September 2021.

Vicky Carter – Lloyd's

Carter – who serves as chair of global capital solutions, international at Guy Carpenter – has sat as an elected member of the Lloyd’s Council since February 2019 and has worked within the Lloyd’s market for 40 years.

She joined Guy Carpenter in 2010 as vice chairman of international operations, taking up her current position in 2018. Carter also holds positions on Guy Carpenter’s executive committee and board.

Carter also serves as chair of the Lloyd’s Charities Trust and Lloyd’s Community Programme and a trustee of the Sick Children’s Trust.

The appointment of Carter marks a milestone in Lloyd’s near-350-year history, with her appointment as the first female deputy chair of the Society.

As this publication suggested in January, the appointment of a female deputy chair to the role offered Lloyd’s the opportunity to demonstrate the market’s commitment to gender equality, with The Insurer highlighting the credibility of Carter as a candidate.

Carter said: “I’m thrilled and proud to become Lloyd’s first female deputy chair. I am a huge advocate of the market’s global reach and its ability to respond to the changing risk needs of customers and look forward to continuing to contribute to the leadership of Lloyd’s in this new role.”

Lloyd’s has committed to a target of 35 percent female representation in leadership positions across the market by the end 2023.

It also has a target for the Council of 33 percent of its members being female and/or Black, Asian or minority ethnic by the end of 2023.

Lloyd’s chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown, said: “I’m delighted that Vicky has agreed to become deputy chair of Lloyd’s. This appointment recognises her extraordinary professional contribution to the Lloyd’s market and global (re)insurance industry over many decades. Her leadership will be vital as we progress our work in building the world’s most advanced insurance marketplace.”