23 August 2017News

Talbot unveils new board director

Talbot Underwriting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bermuda-based Validus Holdings, has announced that Monica Burch is joining its board of directors as a non-executive director.

“As a senior lawyer with international experience, Monica brings complementary skills and knowledge to our Board of Directors,” said Rupert Atkin, Chairman of Talbot. “We are confident that she will apply her previous expertise as both an executive and a non-executive board member to this new position and are delighted to have her involved.”

Burch is currently a consultant at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, is a non-executive board member of the Crown Prosecution Service and Chairs its Nominations and Governance Committee. Monica is also chair of The Mentoring Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation that owns and operates the leading, internationally recognised, FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Executive and Next Generation Women Leaders Programmes.

Prior to this, Burch was senior partner at Addleshaw Goddard, where she advised on a wide range of claims in jurisdictions across the US and Europe. Her expertise also includes contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, passing off, use of confidential information and copyright disputes. During this time, Burch also served as Non-Executive Director of Channel 4 Corporation, stepping down from that position in 2016. She also served on the board of PRIME from 2012 to 2015.

Burch stated: “I am delighted to be joining Talbot’s very experienced Board, and I look forward to working with them to continue to strengthen the business and seize the opportunities that come Talbot’s way.”

She will also serve as chair of the Risk Committee replacing Tony Keys, who stepped down from the board in March 2017 after 14 years of distinguished service. Burch’s appointment has been approved by The Prudential Regulation Authority with consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.