Chief Financial Officer Burkhard Casey, who helped lead Lloyd’s operations for more than a year, will now focus on the finance function, following the promotion of Transformation Director Bob James (pictured) to Chief Operating Officer as part of changes to the Lloyd’s Executive Committee.
“As a result of Bob’s strong leadership, Blueprint Two is making steady progress in our quest to digitalize the market, which now enables it to expand its remit into the Lloyd operations function,” CEO John Neal said in a statement.
James took over as COO on March 14, while current Deputy Chief Financial Officer Alex Cliff (pictured below) joined the Executive Committee. The changes aim to enhance the strategic focus on achieving the priorities identified by Lloyd’s.
“I am grateful for Burkhard’s support in leading operations over the past 14 months, and I am also pleased that Deputy Chief Financial Officer Alex Cliff will bring her insight and experience to the Lloyd Executive Committee,” added Neil.
James — whose credentials include time spent at CNA Insurance and QBE — has been with Lloyd’s since 2021. Cliff, who joined the company in 2022, has been with the likes of Direct Line Group and StarStone.
Meanwhile, it was announced that Keys would have a particular focus on growing Lloyd’s investment platform and risk-transfer vehicle London Bridge.