Beazley Appoints Group Chief Strategy Officer


Beazley has announced the appointment of Rachel Turk as head of group strategy. Turk (pictured) will join the company’s executive committee with immediate effect. Previously, she held the position of Head of Business Development.

Turk joined Beazley in 2009 as a D&O underwriter in the specialist branches. She became Focus Group Leader in 2015 and was appointed Head of Corporate Development in 2019. Prior to joining Beazley, Turk held financial and financial analyst positions. She is a certified chartered accountant. Turk sits on the board of directors of the Lloyd’s Market Association.

“This is a well-deserved promotion,” said Adrian Cox, CEO of Beazley. “Since 2019, Rachel has been working with the framework to help us develop and refine our business strategy, as well as develop plans to ensure we are meeting our business goals. Over the past two years, Rachel has led a number of key development activities, including identifying growth opportunities in existing markets through mergers and acquisitions.

“She was also instrumental in the creation and success of our incubation underwriting team, which is at the forefront of exploring new products and services. Rachel’s promotion recognizes the enormous contribution she has made to the group and places her at the heart of defining our future strategy and direction.

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“At the heart of our strategy is doing the right thing for our customers, the markets we serve and the business as a whole – that’s why we leverage our experience, knowledge and deep insight. to create risk management services and solutions that make a real difference to our customers is key to our future success, ”said Turk. “This is a particularly exciting time for Beazley, and I am delighted to help provide strategic direction during this time of change and opportunity. “

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