Revealed – Insurance Business UK's Elite Women of 2023

61 trailblazing women recognised for their achievements and initiatives…

Revealed – Insurance Business UK's Elite Women of 2023

Diversity & Inclusion

By Roxanne Libatique

Insurance Business UK (IBUK) has revealed 2023’s Elite Women, the UK's best female insurance professionals who have shone brightly by delivering for clients in a competitive environment and overcoming career obstacles to become leaders in the insurance industry.

The fifth edition of IBUK's Elite Women pays tribute to the challenges, excellence, and tenacity exhibited by this year's 61 inspirational female leaders breaking through “high and strong” barriers in a still male-dominated industry.

Seeking the UK's best female insurance leaders

IBUK identified this year's Elite Women by inviting insurance professionals across the region to nominate exceptional and inspirational female leaders in UK.

The nominators provided details of their nominee's achievements and initiatives over the past 12 months, including specific examples of their professional accomplishments and contributions to the industry.

To select the winners, the IBUK team relied on the help of an independent and esteemed panel of judges, who reviewed all nominations, examining how each nominee has made a meaningful contribution to the industry. To avoid conflicts of interest, self-voting and voting for relatives were prohibited.

Judges for the IBUK Elite Women 2023

The following are some of the judges for this year's IBUK Elite Women:

Steve White, CEO, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA)

Amy Green, president, Insurance Institute of Sussex

Melissa Collett, executive director of Professional Standards, Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Michael Keating, CEO, Managing General Agents' Association (MGAA)

Ajay Mistry, founder and director, Gambit Partners; co-founder and co-chair, iCAN

The UK's best female insurance leaders for 2023

The following are some of this year's IBUK Elite Women:

Donna Scully, joint owner and director, Carpenters Group

Holly Marchant, major and complex loss adjuster, Crawford & Company

Lisa Bartlett, president – UK and Ireland, Crawford & Company

Julie Rayson-Flynn, broking director, Ardonagh Advisory

Suneeta Padda, director, Padda Consulting

Joanna Browning, managing director – People Experience, Markel International

Kate Gardner, senior manager – Communication and Engagement, Markel International

See the rest of this year's winners by reading the IBUK Elite Women 2023 special report.

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