Mike Donovan, BEAZLEY

Mike Donovan, BEAZLEY

Global head of cyber and executive risk

In addition to his position as global head of cyber and executive risk at Beazley, Mike Donovan serves as a member of Beazley’s executive committee and is the global product head for the company’s flagship product, Beazley Breach Response [BBR]. Donovan joined Beazley in 2004 to head technology E&O initiatives in the US and UK. Since then, he has also led product development efforts to expand the division’s underwriting capabilities to include E&O and media liability, as well as privacy, cyber and data breach insurance solutions.

In 2009, under Donovan’s guidance, Beazley launched BBR, a services-based insurance solution that helps clients prepare for a cyber incident, respond if one occurs and indemnify losses from regulatory actions. Beazley was the first insurer to establish a dedicated in-house team focused exclusively on helping clients successfully respond to cyber attacks.

Prior to joining Beazley, Donovan was a partner with a San Francisco law firm. He is a frequent speaker and has been interviewed by various media outlets on technology E&O, cyber and data breach insurance.