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Delphine Marchessaux, Chief Underwriting Officer

Delphine Marchessaux

Delphine was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of Lloyd’s Brussels in 2019. Prior to joining Lloyd’s Brussels, Delphine had worked at AXA Corporate Solutions for over 15 years, gaining experience in Marine and Aviation claims before heading up AXA’s French Cargo underwriting arm. Delphine is married with two children.

Sonja Rottiers, Lloyd's Brussels CEO

Sonja Rottiers - Lloyd's Brussels CEO

Sonja’s career spans over 30 years in the Belgian financial services industry, including senior leadership positions in insurance and banking. Most recently she was a non-executive board member for ING Belgium, and member of the board of directors for Kinepolis NV Group and Leasinvest Real Estate. Previously, she was Chief Finance and Data Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of AXA Belgium.

Jakob Thyme, Chief Operating Officer

Jakob joined Lloyd’s in 2015 charged with establishing and leading the newly created EMEA operations function. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Infrassure Ltd. in Switzerland; and worked for 14 years for Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland and Scandinavia, where he held a number of positions including Group Operations Manager as well as leading Merger & Acquisition transactions in Asia Pacific. Jakob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School. Jakob speaks Danish, Swedish, English and German. He is married.

Giles Taylor, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Giles joined Lloyd’s in 2007 and was appointed Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Lloyd’s Brussels in May 2018, with responsibility for risk governance, compliance and for Lloyd’s Brussels’ regulatory affairs. He was previously Senior Manager in the Lloyd’s International Regulatory Affairs team and led the regulatory authorisation process for the new Belgian company. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Giles worked for ACE (now Chubb) for ten years, gaining experience in the Lloyd’s and London company market environments. Giles is a Chartered Insurer and has a degree in History. He is married and has three children

Cameron Murray, Head of European Branches at Lloyd’s Brussels and Head of Middle East and Africa at Lloyd’s

Cameron joined Lloyd’s in 2000 and became Head of European Branches at Lloyd’s Brussels in 2018. He is also Head of Middle East and Africa, responsible for Lloyd’s business development, operations and regulatory affairs and compliance across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, supported by teams in London, Dubai and Johannesburg. Cameron was responsible for developing and implementing a system for accrediting and registering new Lloyd’s brokers. He spent three years in Asia as Lloyd’s Country Manager for Hong Kong and nine years managing regulatory affairs globally and leading market access negotiations with the authorities in India and Turkey. Cameron joined Lloyd’s from the Association of British Insurers where he held policy roles on EU regulation and UK distribution and also served for a year as Secretary to the Board. Cameron holds a Master’s degree with Distinction in International Strategy & Diplomacy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in European languages from the University of Bradford in the UK. He graduated from the Lloyd’s Leadership Programme at the London Business School in 2008. He is married with a daughter

David Cobley, Chief Financial Officer

David was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Lloyd’s Brussels in 2018, with responsibilities across Finance, Actuarial, Taxation and Investments. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, he was Head of Division within the Central Bank of Ireland, supervising the Irish insurance industry with responsibilities for actuarial, analytics, strategy and the authorisation of new firms. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and has held senior leadership and transformational roles across the insurance industry including in the UK as Commercial Director for the health insurer Simplyhealth, and in Europe as Risk Director for the International Financial Services businesses of Lloyds Banking Group.