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Sarah Millman | LV=

Sarah’s career began at LV= as an administration assistant, having graduated from Reading University with a degree in English Literature in 2008.

Swiftly gaining a reputation for energy, enthusiasm and a drive to succeed, Sarah naturally developed within analytical and risk management roles; building her expertise whilst becoming an accomplished people leader. Sarah is passionate about relationship building, problem solving and troubleshooting, and is dedicated to helping teams and individuals improve their processes and ways of working.

Recognised as a high potential, talented individual, Sarah was selected for a 2 year fast-track development programme with personal sponsorship from the Life Executive team in 2013. Having excelled on the programme, Sarah progressed into her current position in 2015 as Senior Risk Business Partner supporting the Protection management team.

During this time, Sarah also co-founded the first women’s network at LV= to help women achieve their full potential and drive postive cultural change as part of the D&I agenda.

Outside of work, Sarah is excited to be planning her wedding in December and lives with her fiancé and step-daughter in Poole.

Amy Sinnott

Amy Sinnott | AIG

 Talent Program Coordinator, EMEA | AIG

I joined AIG’s Human Resources team in 2011 to complete a year in industry for my four year sandwich degree in Business Management.

I continued to work part time at AIG whilst completing my final year, becoming a graduate employee in 2013 after gaining a First Class degree.  I later completed a Masters in Human Resources.

After graduating I specialised in Talent Management, with a main responsibility of organising leadership development programmes across the EMEA region and supporting all Talent Management activities.

I am truly passionate about Diversity and have been a member of our Women and Allies Employee Resource Group for 4 years.  I believe that we should focus on building the female pipeline and help others to achieve, we actively work together in our ERG to provide our female employees with soft skill training, networking events and key note speaker events.


Christy Mitchell

Christy Mitchell | Zurich

 Graduate Construction Underwriter | Zurich Insurance plc

Currently I am a Graduate Construction Underwriter (engineering lines) for the London Market at Zurich Global Corporate. I have spent the previous 16 months on rotation for the Graduate Programme in Personal Lines strategy and Corporate Casualty claims, gaining both specific technical expertise and also a breadth of understanding about insurance businesses in their entirety. In every rotation I have been focused on making a positive difference to the team or department, for example implementing a new forum in Personal Lines to help improve our products according to specific customer feedback. I have also just become Diploma qualified with the CII having passed all modules with a distinction.

Alongside my day-job and exams, I am on the National Board for our Women’s Innovation Network. For the last year I have strategically lead 10 regional committees across the UK and have recently been given to the opportunity to lead our networking and influencing strategy; this year I have helped form a new group which amalgamates 5 separate women’s networks from across the industry – our first event is a panel debate sponsored by Bloomberg which will be attended by over 250 senior leaders and colleagues in June. I firmly believe that to really create and sustain lasting change, helping our organisations co-ordinate and work together is crucial for success. I recently won an internal ‘outstanding achievement’ award for my work in the network.

Previous to Zurich, I completed an MSc in Sociology at the LSE and also a BA in Sociology from the University of Nottingham where I won the Arthur Radford Award for achieving the top first-class mark in the year.


Charlotte Lach

Charlotte Lach | AIG

 Executive Manager | AIG

Charlotte joined AIG in 2011 as part of the Professional Associate (Graduate) scheme and worked as an Underwriter within the Liabilities team for three years. Charlotte commenced her current role, as Executive Manager, in 2014 and currently works alongside the CEO of AIG Europe Limited, supporting the development and execution of key strategies and initiatives impacting the breadth of the business.

Charlotte co-founded the Young Professionals Group at AIG in the UK, which focuses on Networking, Professional Development and Community Engagement, the group obtained over 200 members in its first year. In addition she is an active member of the Insurance Institute of London’s Young Members Committee. Charlotte completed her ACII in 2014 and received the Crawford Prize for achieving the best overall performance in the Advanced Diploma in Insurance in 2014.  Charlotte was awarded Young Achiever of the Year at the British Insurance Awards in 2015.


Zoe Motabhoy

Zoe Motabhoy | Aon

 Project Coordinator | Aon

I joined Aon in 2013 after leaving college and joined as part of the Employee Benefits helpdesk, before being appointed the role of team leader. I then moved into the role of Project Coordinator in our central team, working with all areas of the business and further building responsibility in managing my own projects.

I have continued to build my network internally and externally, gradually taking on bigger projects with greater exposure. Alongside my ‘day job’, I work within the Women’s International Network at Aon as a WIN Champion, and I sit on the committee for the Aon Multicultural Group, working to further develop Aon’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy. I also mentor as part of the Lloyd’s Community Programme at a school in Tower Hamlets, and mentor and speak at my old college, discussing with students the different options when entering the working world.


Hannah Cook

Hannah Cook | Aon

 Senior Consultant and UK Risk Settlement Operations Lead | Aon Hewitt

Hannah is the UK Risk Settlement Operations Lead and a Senior Consultant in Aon Hewitt's highly regarded Risk Settlement Group, advising on bulk annuity and longevity swap transactions.

She started her career at Aon in 2007, having obtained a First Class degree in Mathematics at the University of York.  She then qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, specialising in pensions consulting, before joining Aon’s Risk Settlement Group, where she has excelled in terms of both technical expertise and leadership.

Over the past few years, she has supported the UK Head of Risk Settlement to deliver exceptional results and significant revenue growth.  Taking responsibility for all operational aspects of the Group from new business, marketing, compliance and reporting to the development of the 50+ strong team across a number of UK locations.

In addition, Hannah has developed strong technical expertise in this highly specialised area advising on and structuring bulk annuity, longevity swap and reinsurance treaties.  In 2015, Hannah delivered successful results and advised clients on bulk annuity and longevity swap transactions covering over £8bn of liabilities.

Hannah is passionate about helping others, demonstrated by her efforts both inside and outside of work, including helping university leavers with actuarial career options, seeking opportunities for colleagues to move into different roles within Aon, mentoring colleagues and school leavers and raising money for charity.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys a sporting challenge, last year she walked 100K for the British Heart Foundation, and likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors hiking and running.


Niamh Murphy

Niamh Murphy | EY

 Manager | EMEIA Insurance - Risk and Actuarial Services | EY

Niamh is a Manager in the Life Actuarial team at EY with over six years of industry experience. In this time she has managed a range of challenging projects in areas such as Solvency II and Risk Management. She has also worked extensively with With-Profits products. Niamh assists in leading EY’s Health Actuarial team across the UK and Europe, and is engaged in investigating how global health insurance markets may develop over time.

Niamh is interested in promoting women’s leadership in the workplace and is pivotal in organising a monthly networking session for women across the actuarial disciplines at EY. These sessions give her colleagues the opportunity to seek advice, share experiences and speak to senior female figures in the company.

Niamh enjoys running in her spare time. She has completed a number of half marathons and has signed up for an additional two over 2016.


Adobea Atsrefi

Adobea Atsrefi | AIG

 Multinational Account Coordinator | AIG Europe Limited

I joined AIG in 2014, wanting to make a positive impact, in any way. I am still blown away by the things I have achieved and the progress I have made since then. It motivates me to continue striving.

I work in the Multinational department dealing with wide ranging commercial insurance products and complex international regulations. I also lead the external networking of the African-Caribbean Employee Resource Group. Here I am involved in a number of initiatives, from teaching GCSE students “soft skills”, showing University students the different avenues available within insurance, to facilitating discussions with industry leaders regarding the business benefits of having a diverse workforce.

None of this would be possible without the encouragement and support of women within this company. I have been blessed to have a number of figures championing and helping me throughout this journey, and I aim to do the same for others.


Alice Boreman

Alice Boreman | Deloitte

 Senior Consultant | Deloitte

Alice is a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Actuarial, Reward & Analytics practice and has recently qualified as a Fellow of the IFoA working in the General Insurance industry. She is involved in a number of industry working parties covering PPOs, Herd-Like Behaviour in Actuaries and IFRS4 PII for GI and has spoken at a number of actuarial conferences.

Over her time in the industry, she has been asked to support senior teams on a wide range of issues including strategic use of telematics and alternative data sources, telematics pricing, capital optimisation, changing customer behaviour across Europe, reserving of PPOs and holding a leading role in a Reserving Transformation of a major global insurer. Throughout, Alice has focused on building strong relationships to deliver successfully.

Alice is keen to support others in their career development mentoring those in her team, and has tutored young homeless people through their A-levels.