As a global insurer, we take our responsibility to lead the market seriously. We strive to employ people who are able to challenge conventions and think differently. That’s why our people sit on various industry committees and associations.

Our role in industry committees and associations

Deputy Chair of the International Underwriting Association (IUA)

The market organisation for non-Lloyd’s international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance companies operating in the London market.

Deputy Chair of the Banks Underwriters’ Group (BUG)

The group represents insurance companies and markets (in both the Lloyd’s and company market) who currently underwrite financial institutions business. Joe will become Chair in 2021.

Chair of the IUA’s Professional Indemnity Forum (PIF)

PIF is a London market group for professional indemnity underwriters. The PIF aims to promote sound principles for the best practice of professional indemnity insurance. It provides an opportunity for discussion and education on all relevant underwriting, claims and technical matters.

Chair of the IUA Cyber Forum and Deputy Chair of the LMA’s Cyber Underwriting Business Panel

The Panel comprises 21 underwriting representatives from the Lloyd’s market who identify issues considered to be of interest or concern to LMA members, for discussion within the Panel and referral as appropriate to the relevant LMA Standing Committee and the LMA Executive. 

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Scott Kellers

Deputy Head of Claims/Head of Syndicate Claims


President, International Association of Claim Professionals (IACP)

The IACP is an international organization of senior level claims executives in insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, and claims management firms.

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Jaya Handa

LSM Privacy Director, Counsel & Internal Audit Legal

Chair of the LMA Data Protection Forum & Co-chair of the Insurance Privacy Leadership Association

Jaya is also a Consultative Expert on Digital Ethics in Insurance at EIOPA. 

Director on the Board of the Placing Platform Limited

Kirk has held this position since the Utility company was formed to drive adoption of e-trading in the Insurance market.


Tom Spurgeon

Senior Underwriter - Financial Risks Reinsurance - Cyber, Personal Accident, Crisis Management and Contingency risks


Chair of the International Underwriting Association (IUA) Cyber Reinsurance Committee

IUA is the representative body for companies in London providing international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance coverage.