Lloyd’s Angela Kelly to take on Australia state role

July 6 2020 by Andrew Tjaardstra

Lloyd’s Singapore country manager Angela Kelly has been appointed chief insurance officer at the Victoria Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) in Australia.

Starting in September, Kelly (pictured) will report to VMIA’s chief executive Andrew Davies. InsuranceAsia News (IAN) previously wrote that Kelly was leaving Lloyd’s on July 28.

As the Victorian government’s insurer, VMIA is responsible for providing insurance and risk advice to government departments, agencies and community clients across the state.

The chief insurance officer leads VMIA’s team of experts in developing responses to high quality claims management and harnessing data and claims experience to inform better risk management for the Victorian public sector.

Davies commented on the appointment: “[Kelly’s] global perspective on risk and insurance, strong industry networks and connection with VMIA’s social purpose make her the ideal person to lead our insurance division.”

Kelly added: “As the state insurer, VMIA is integral in safeguarding the people, places and critical services that make Victoria a great place to work, live and play. I’m excited to be working with the talented team at VMIA to deliver risk and insurance solutions that make a real impact for our clients.”

Meanwhile the successor for Kelly’s replacement at Lloyd’s Singapore continues.

In May Tokyo-based Iain Ferguson, regional director, Asia Pacific, Lloyd’s told IAN: “I’m disappointed to lose [Kelly] – she has been a superb ambassador for Lloyd’s – but it’s time for her family to move on.”

He added that a search is underway to replace Kelly; Ferguson said: “We have already started a process to find her successor – both internal and external candidates – we are on the front foot.”

The role, based in Lloyd’s Singapore HQ in Capita Green, is one of Lloyd’s most important in the region. There are around 20 syndicates based in the building.