Dr Richard Ward joined Cunningham Lindsey as Executive Chairman in June 2014.
In addition to Cunningham Lindsey, Richard is non-Executive Chairman of Brit Ltd, a market-leading global speciality insurer and reinsurer. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Partnership Assurance Group plc and is a member of the PRA Practitioner Panel, Bank of England.
Prior to these roles, Richard was Chief Executive of Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market, from 2006 – 2013.
Richard previously worked for over ten years at the London-based International Petroleum Exchange (IPE), the second largest energy trading exchange – re-branded ICE Futures, as both Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman.
Prior to the IPE, Richard held a range of senior positions at British Petroleum (BP) and was Head of Marketing & Business Development for energy derivatives worldwide at Tradition Financial Services.
Richard has a 1st Class Honours degree in Chemistry, and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Exeter University.