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Oct 05, 2020

Hampden Agencies makes stategic board changes

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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. Please click here for the full press release.

Sarah 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, Sarah Wilton has been promoted to chair. She is also non-executive director and chair at Capita Managing Agency.

Elizabeth Fullerton-Rome, who will replace Sarah Wilton as independent non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee, joins with over 27 years’ experience in the UK and international financial sector. She serves as a non-executive director for organisations such as Great American International Insurance (UK), 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.”

Sarah 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. “

Elizabeth Fullerton-Rome added: “I am delighted to be appointed to the Board of Hampden Agencies and as the chair of its Audit and Risk Committee. I look forward to helping HAL’s market leading team to achieve its strategic goals and to providing independent challenge and effective support in its future endeavours.”