Gallagher UK, SiriusPoint chairs elected as City of London Sheriffs

The two will take office on September 28

Gallagher UK, SiriusPoint chairs elected as City of London Sheriffs

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

The next City of London Sheriffs have been named, and they’re both from the insurance industry.

Alderwoman Dame Susan Langley, non-executive chair at Gallagher UK, and SiriusPoint chair Alderman Bronek Masojada are succeeding Alderman Alastair King and Andrew Marsden on September 28 after being elected at Guildhall’s Common Hall on Monday.

As Sheriffs, the two will serve as ambassadors for the UK’s financial and professional services industry while supporting the Lord Mayor in civic duties. Also part of their one-year remit is promoting the work of the Judges of the Old Bailey and the rule of law.

“Being Sheriff is a huge opportunity to support the City of London’s residents and businesses and ensure it’s open and accessible for all,” commented Langley, whose credentials include time spent at Lloyd’s. “I’m looking forward to working with our partners to ensure the Square Mile remains not only the world’s leading financial hub, but also a sustainable City with social mobility at its core.”

The former Hiscox chief executive, meanwhile, believes that it’s critical to have a strong City with good regulation and a sound legal system.

“As Sheriff I will promote our City effectively – both at home and abroad – and help enhance the vibrancy of the Square Mile by supporting our Destination City ambitions and promoting the City as a place for the ambitious and talented,” Masojada said in a release.

A prerequisite to becoming Lord Mayor of the City of London, the office of Sheriff is one of the oldest in existence.

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