Julia Graham appointed as new CEO of Airmic
- Published: Thursday, 15 April 2021 09:50
Airmic, the association for risk and insurance professionals, has announced the appointment of Julia Graham as its new chief executive. Julia is a former chair of both Airmic and FERMA, the Federation of European Risk Management Associations.
Prior to assuming the CEO role, Julia has served as deputy CEO and technical director of Airmic since October 2015.
She has more than 35 years’ experience in senior risk management and insurance positions, including serving as director of risk management and insurance at a global law firm and 30 years in the insurance sector.
Julia is also a board member of IFRIMA, the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations, and serves as a non-executive director of several captive insurance companies.
She succeeds John Ludlow as Airmic’s CEO. John will continue to serve in several non-executive board positions, including at Airmic.
Tracey Skinner, Airmic’s chair, commented:
“Many congratulations to Julia, her dedication and passion for Airmic is very evident in everything that she does. I am very much looking forward to working with her as CEO during my remaining period as chair and as I continue to work for the executive thereafter.
“A huge thank you to John and everything that he has done for Airmic during the last few years. The last year has been extremely challenging and John leaves Airmic in a good shape for Julia to continue with the journey.”
“I’m delighted to accept this role and to work with our members, board, partners, and secretariat to lead Airmic at probably the most challenging and exciting time for the risk and insurance professions.
“Even before the pandemic, organizations were re-evaluating every aspect of their business. In 2021 and beyond, organizations and their boards will face an acceleration of challenges and will be compelled to address how they are building resilience and creating sustainable value in a rapidly changing business environment. Airmic members are well positioned to act as strategic advisors in this context and Airmic is well positioned to support them.
“I’d like to thank John for his fantastic contribution in building the foundations of Airmic from which to achieve success and rise to these challenges. I’m looking forward to working with all of our members, partners, other stakeholders - and the brilliant Airmic secretariat and board.”