Beazley appointed a new global head of cyber & executive risk, effective July 2020. Willis Towers Watson hired a new senior director in its Climate and Resilience Hub.
Specialist insurer Beazley appointed Bethany Greenwood as global head of cyber & executive risk, effective as of July 2020. She will join Beazley’s executive committee at the same time.
Greenwood joined Beazley last September to lead the London market and U.S.-based executive risk team, focusing on a wide range of products including U.S. directors & officers (D&O) and employment practices liability.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Greenwood has worked extensively across management liability lines, including D&O, errors & omissions and cyber programs. She will succeed Mike Donovan, who has decided to retire from Beazley after 15 years with the company. However, Donovan will remain with Beazley for longer to ensure a smooth handover with Greenwood and the team.
Also within cyber & executive risk, Paul Bantick, who currently leads the London market and international cyber & tech team, will take on global responsibility for cyber & tech starting in July.
Willis Towers Watson made Matt Scott a senior director in its Climate and Resilience Hub.
Scott played an integral role in the Bank of England’s climate team under Governor Mark Carney from 2014 and led delivery of UK Government’s landmark Green Finance Strategy in 2019, Willis Towers Watson said.
In his new role, Scott will spearhead advice on policy, financial regulation and green finance as part of a growing climate business, helping clients manage risk and seize opportunities of the transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy.
Scott has more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of climate, finance and sustainable business. At the Bank of England, he created the formative physical, transition and liability framework for climate-related financial risks and led the Bank’s Climate Hub under Executive Director Sarah Breeden. He also supported the international agenda through the Anglo-Chinese chaired G20 Green Finance Study Group and Central Bank and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).
Before joining the Bank of England, Scott, who has a background in science, became a social entrepreneur, delivering solar lighting to off-grid villages in emerging markets. He also has experience in impact investing and teaches at the University of Oxford.
Willis Towers Watson’s Climate and Resilience Hub helps organizations manage their climate-related risks and transition to low-carbon options.
Sources: Beazley, Willis Towers Watson