Inga Beale

The First Female CEO of Lloyd’s London & Barclay's Lifetime Award Recipient

  • Trailblazer of the Year 2019 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 – Insurance Day | Informa
  • Barclay’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 – Variety Children’s Charity – Catherine Awards
  • Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire – DBE 2017, HM The Queen
  • First Female CEO of Lloyd’s of London

An instantly recognisable name in the global insurance and reinsurance market, Inga Beale is the former CEO of Lloyd’s of London, pioneering change and modernisation throughout her illustrious career. A highly influential figure, Inga is an equality activist leading the way for women globally. Now offering corporate teams her invaluable expertise as an after-dinner speaker, Inga talks on topics such as inclusivity and diversity, the importance of female representation, and motivation. Inga also offers financial tips to help individuals reach their full potential, making her a popular speaker for corporate virtual events and webinars.

A member of the LGBT community, Inga launched the Pride@Lloyds network internally as the first women and openly bisexual person named top of the OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT executive power list in 2015. As the first female CEO of Lloyd’s London, Inga has contributed massively to the feminist movement, using her platform to bridge the gender gap and encourage more women in leadership roles.

For her services to the economy Inga was awarded DBE in the 2017 New Year Honours, proving her established presence in the world of business and economics. As a keynote speaker, Inga continually pushes businesses to become more inclusive, driven by her own personal purpose, Inga strives to empower women in business, often addressing taboo topics and providing actionable strategies for companies to implement to ensure maximum business performance. With over 35 years experience in global financial services, Inga is an experienced speaker, ideal for your virtual event or webinar.

Official Testimonials

Inga Beale is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

We chose Dame Inga Beal to be the first key note speaker hosted by our global LGBTQ+ ERG. The event was to mark the international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Overall we were extremely happy with the talk Dame Inga gave. Champions UK were also extremely helpful and always at hand throughout the whole process of organising the event.

We would highly recommend Dame Inga, we received fantastic feedback from the session with many people commenting on how impactful, inspirational and personal the story Dame Inga shared with us was. Her willingness to tackle any difficult questions that were raised during the talk made the event even more powerful and enabled us to convey the importance of an inclusive culture in the workplace.

Christopher, UCB

“Thought Inga was great and I feel that the feeling was mutual so please thank her from all of us.”

Cordelia, Google

“Dame Inga Beale was fantastic! She is such an inspirational leader and attendees in the webinar were engaged throughout, and so interested in what she had to say.”

Sylvia, OneStreamSoftware

“I just wanted to let you know that we were thrilled with Inga’s involvement on today’s event. Thanks for all your help in coordinating this, I think we will definitely want to involve Inga in future events if she is willing.”

Aisling, Corporate Sales Support Manager, Bupa Global

“Champions helped secure Dame Inga Beale for our growing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) program. While Champions was exceptional in every way, Dame Inga exceeded all our expectations. Her personal approach directly connected with our employee audience. Immediately following our online broadcast, we received accolades, including comments like “amazing,” ” fantastic,” and “inspirational.” She took personal storytelling to a new level!”

Mary, Claire's

To enquire about Inga Beale for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.