Inga Beale Internartional Womens Day speaker
Inga Beale Internartional Womens Day speaker

Inga Beale

Former CEO, Lloyd’s of London

Speaker Themes

  • Cultural transformation
  • Innovation
  • Diversity & inclusion

Travels from

London, UK & Switzerland


Dame Inga Beale is an experienced business leader having spent nearly four decades in financial services. From 2014 to 2018 her final executive role was as CEO of Lloyd’s of London. She now has a portfolio of non-executive roles.

During her 5 year tenure at the 330-year-old financial institution of Lloyd’s, Dame Inga took on many of the traditions that had held the organisation back.

She modernised the market with the introduction of technology and, understanding the vital importance of inclusion in the workplace, she challenged the traditional “boys club” culture to make it a much more inclusive environment for all.

Dame Inga started her career in London in 1982, qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1987 and is a Chartered Insurer.

She was awarded her Damehood in 2017 for services to the UK economy and for her work supporting women and the LGBTQ+ community.

Her philanthropic interests include being Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures, a not-for- profit aimed at improving women’s lifelong financial resilience.

For more information or to book Dame Inga Beale as your next speaker, contact VBQ founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk. 


Dame Inga Beale has done much to break down barriers in the corporate world. Her most popular speaking topics, which she tailors to each audience, include:

Creating an inclusive workplace
Breaking through several glass ceilings and addressing taboo topics, Inga talks from experience about how to build an environment where people from all walks of life feel valued and can thrive at work. Driven by her personal purpose to empower women in business, and as a champion for the LGBTQ+ community, she will tell her personal journey and weave in advice and tips for everyone that will have a positive impact on themselves and the lives of others.

Modernising tradition – a journey of cultural and technological change
Lloyd’s of London: a British institution with its roots in marine insurance, was founded in 1688. Some of its practices hadn’t changed over hundreds of years but it needed to modernise to keep up in today’s technological world. As the CEO hired to do this massive transformation, Inga tells her story of the cultural and technological changes required to bring this great institution into the modern age, and she shares tips and tricks for driving a successful transformation for any business.

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