Julia Graham appointed Airmic CEO

Julia Graham takes over today from John Ludlow as CEO of Airmic.

A former chair of both Airmic and FERMA, Ms Graham has served as deputy CEO and technical director of Airmic since October 2015 and has more than 35 years’ experience in senior risk management and insurance positions, including serving as director of risk management and insurance at DLA Piper and 30 years in the insurance sector. She is also a board member of IFRIMA, the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations, and serves as a non-executive director of several captive insurance companies.

“I’m delighted to accept this role and to work with our members, board, partners, and secretariat to lead Airmic at probably the most challenging and exciting time for the risk and insurance professions,” Ms Graham said.

“Even before the pandemic, organisations were re-evaluating every aspect of their business. In 2021 and beyond, organisations and their boards will face an acceleration of challenges and will be compelled to address how they are building resilience and creating sustainable value in a rapidly changing business environment. Airmic members are well positioned to act as strategic advisors in this context and Airmic is well positioned to support them.

“I’d like to thank John for his fantastic contribution in building the foundations of Airmic from which to achieve success and rise to these challenges. I’m looking forward to working with all of our members, partners, other stakeholders - and the brilliant Airmic secretariat and board.”

Commenting on the appointment, Airmic chair, Tracey Skinner said: “Many congratulations to Julia, her dedication and passion for Airmic is very evident in everything that she does. I am very much looking forward to working with her as CEO during my remaining period as chair and as I continue to work for the executive thereafter.

“A huge thank you to John and everything that he has done for Airmic during the last few years. The last year has been extremely challenging and John leaves Airmic in a good shape for Julia to continue with the journey.”

Ludlow will continue to serve in several non-executive board positions, including at Airmic.

He said: “It is very satisfying to hand over the leadership of Airmic to Julia and the team that together we have built over the last four years. Airmic is in great shape and well positioned to embrace the opportunities that the new world offers.

“Airmic has been a joy to lead and develop into a finely tuned and yet agile business that has proven to be resilient and successful even under the stress of recent times.

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