Lloyd's Military Network
Virtual Insight Day

DATE
Thursday 23rd July 2020

TIME
15:00 - 17:30

LOCATION

Online

Have you considered a career in the insurance sector?

The Lloyd’s Military Network offers a bespoke placement programme designed exclusively for Service leavers.

The insurance industry offers a wide variety of roles that are suitable for all ranks/backgrounds and is a sector which values many of the skill sets held by ex-military and reservists. The Lloyd’s Military Network is a market-wide organisation that operates a highly successful bespoke placement programme, offering an internship with one or more of the 12 companies who are members of the scheme, as well as a wide network across the industry that has helped directly place many individuals.

 

During your career in the Armed Forces, you will have developed core skills that the insurance industry values.  These will include integrity, loyalty, respect for others, mental agility, and a sense of responsibility. You may also have developed specific competences including leadership credentials, technical skills, analytics, project management or experience of persuading and influencing. The insurance sector has a range of roles available and there is almost certainly something that will match your core and functional skill sets.

 

This year we will be running a virtual insight day, giving you the chance to learn more about the industry, and the chance to virtually meet with leaders and hiring managers to learn how your military skills can transfer into the insurance industry.

 

The afternoon will involve brief overviews of the following areas:

  • Underwriting
  • Broking
  • Project management
  • Risk advisory
  • Operations
  • Bid Management

 

Following this there will be a Q&A panel, then a series of breakout rooms where you will have the chance to chat in a less formal environment with all the speakers and several veterans who have recently transitioned into the industry.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at militarynetwork@lloyds.com.

 

Our speakers:

 

Dom Sweny

Dom has been at Lloyd's for three years, where he has managed a number of projects before assuming his current role, as a programme manager on the Future at Lloyd's. Prior to this, Dom served with the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment for 17 years, leaving soon after company command.

 

Alex Findlay    

Alex joined the London insurance market in 2011 with Willis. At Willis he held a number of roles including a terrorism broker, general property broker, facility underwriting manager and power broker. He joined Aon in 2018 and currently leads the international property team. Prior to this, Alex served with the Royal Engineers, specialising in EOD and search.

 

James Wilson

James joined The Hartford in 2019 to establish the Credit and Political Risk for UK and Europe following The Hartford’s entry into the US market in 2018, following five years as an underwriter at Chubb. James joined Chubb from Catlin, where he started out over a decade ago as an underwriting trainee in the Crisis Management function.

 

Tim Woodgett

Tim is an award-winning Change and Transformation Leader with nearly 20 years of change experience in a variety of sectors (Insurance (reinsurance, specialty, commercial & personal lines), Asset Management, Consultancy, Life & Pensions & Engineering). He has successfully run and built change, project & PMO functions, in some cases from the ground up and, as a Change Leader, has overseen the implementation of complex, transformational strategies as well as ground up foundational programmes and portfolios.

 

Vimi Savan

Having spent a number of years managing portfolio insurance programmes for Private Equity clients, Vimi moved into a major account development role in 2008 and has spent the last 12 years building and developing Bid Management teams for two major broking houses. Vimi has a proven track record in building internal relationships and implementing strategies to develop future client relationships.

 

Rich Phillips        

Rich joined Marsh in April 2020 to help build the security and terrorism consultancy offering within Client Advisory Services.  He served 16 years in the Royal Engineers leaving not long after commanding a Specialist Team Royal Engineers.  Rich was part of the audience at this event in 2019 and has subsequently navigated an entirely remote onboarding experience.

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