- Further to an announcement on 17 January 2019, insurance firm Beazley announced that at its meeting held on 23 May 2019, Sally Lake was appointed as a director of the company.

She replaces Martin Bride as the group finance director. Martin stepped down from the board at the conclusion of its 23 May 2019 meeting and will retire from Beazley on 31 August 2019.

As the company also previously announced, Angela Crawford-Ingle will be standing down from the board at the conclusion of the 2018 accounting year and when the handover to her successor is complete. This will be on 31 May 2019.

As announced on 10 April 2019 John Reizenstein will succeed Angela Crawford-Ingle as chair of the audit and risk committee and this will take effect on 31 May 2019.

Beazley's chairman David Roberts said 'I am delighted to welcome Sally to the Beazley plc board. The board is immensely grateful to Martin for his 10 years of service and great contribution to Beazley and its growth and we wish him well in his retirement. The board also thanks Angela for her tremendous contribution and wishes her well.'

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