Lancashire appoints Kershaw as CFO following Whelan’s departure


Lancashire Holdings has appointed Natalie Kershaw as its new group chief financial officer. She will take up her role, and will join the Lancashire Board, with effect from 1 March 2020.

Kershaw has nearly 20 years’ experience of the insurance/reinsurance sector and is currently the group’s chief accounting officer. She has been with the group since December 2009 and has worked in the group’s offices in both London and Bermuda. Prior to that she had roles with Swiss Re and PwC.

Kershaw’s appointment follows Elaine Whelan’s decision to retire from her roles with the Group, as announced on 24 May 2019.

Peter Clarke, Lancashire’s chairman, said: “My board colleagues and I are delighted to announce Natalie’s appointment as our new Group CFO and her appointment to the Board. She has a detailed knowledge of the Group and its activities and is an excellent choice to lead the Group’s finance function going forward. She will be working with Elaine to ensure a smooth transition into her new role.”

Alex Maloney, Lancashire’s Group CEO, said: “Natalie has been an insightful and dedicated member of the Group’s finance team for nearly ten years, and it is testament to the strength of our management team and her ability that we are announcing her appointment today. She is the right candidate for the role and I am sure she will add further insight and analysis to the Board going forward.”

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