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Lloyd’s welcomes group of young Gorton singers to Old Library concert

The Old Library in the the Lloyd’s building was turned into a concert hall for a musical event by a group of young performers from Gorton in Manchester. Matt Owens, of band Noah and the Whale, opened the event and there was a short introduction by him and Barbara Merry. Arranged and supported by Supper Club Members, Barbara Schonhofer, Barbara Merry and Inga Beale the event was to give an op... Read More »

Robin F Lenna

Senior operating executive in financial services and a leader in structured finance, credit products and risk management. Head of MetLife’s Corporate Benefit Funding division, which provides a broad range of structured risk and funding solutions in the U.S. and U.K. Products include group pensions, investment and funding solutions that are sold to institutional buyers including defined benefit and... Read More »

Mary Francis, CBE

Mary is a non-executive director of Swiss Re Group, senior independent director of Centrica plc and a non-executive director of Ensco plc. Formerly she was a member of the boards of directors of the Bank of England, Aviva plc, Alliance & Leicester plc, Cable & Wireless Communications plc, and St Modwen Properties plc. From 1999 to 2005 Mary Francis was Director General of the Association o... Read More »

Insurance day article - the growing number of high-level vacancies

This insurance day article discusses the growing number of high-level vacancies and the challenges this poses for diversity in the London market, with contributions from Barbara Schonhofer CEO of Executive Search for the Jacobson group. Read More »

Insurance Times Article - Interview with Barbara Schonhofer

Insurance times interview with Barbara Schonhofer, chief executive of executive search for Jacobson. She discusses the need for recruitment in the insurance market to be more consultative and how it is now even more important to understand the client. Read More »

Your Company Doesn’t Need a Women’s Network

The Harvard Business Review published an article titled “Your Company Doesn’t Need a Women’s Network” and discusses the point, see the article. We have realised for some time that a call to action involves business leaders male and female. We also need to stop debating the whys and wherefores and take positive action to bring about change more quickly. One of the actions be... Read More »

How Women Can Rise to Executive Level in P/C Insurance Industry

Carrier Management published an article about how women can rise to executive level in the P/C insurance industry. With contributions from Insurance Supper Club member Pina Albo of Munich Re, it covers a number of areas including the importance of networking, the benefits of sponsorship, turning minority status into an advantage and others. Read More »

Catlin sponsors ISC to launch annual event for woman in the City

The Insurance Supper Club (newly branded ISC) is a growing global networking group of senior female business leaders and advisors in the insurance and related financial services industries. The club has been in existence for five years and has developed into a cross-border network of more than 200 senior female executives. ISC aims to promote the interests of women in business while also providing... Read More »

Womens’s History Event March 2013

Women Impacting Leadership (WIL) and AON Women’s History Month Event. On March 21, 2013 at the CNA Plaza in Chicago, WIL and AON hosted a women’s history event featuring a speaker panel of Monica Marcel, Founding Partner of Language & Culture Worldwide LLC; Barbara Schönhofer, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Executive Search, for The Jacobson Group; and Barbara Zeitz,... Read More »

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