Rebekah Clement takes up what is a newly created role for Lloyd’s of London.

Rebekah Clement

Lloyd’s has appointed Rebekah Clement as its corporate affairs director, effective immediately.

Corporate affairs director is a newly created role for the Lloyd’s market, reporting to CEO John Neal.

Clement comes to the role with over 20 years’ corporate affairs experience across government policy, brand reputation, media and communications.

This has included holding a number of senior roles across the public and private sectors, including in New Zealand’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and most recently establishing and leading Lloyd’s sustainability framework and initiatives.

Having led Lloyd’s marketing and communications function since 2016, most recently as chief marketing and communications officer and member of Lloyd’s executive committee, Jo Scott will be taking on a new role heading the Lloyd’s of London Foundation.

Lloyd’s said its new corporate affairs role would “bring together capability and resource across government policy and affairs, external stakeholder engagement, corporate communications and media, and thought leadership”.

The new function will focus on stakeholder engagement ”to demonstrate Lloyd’s value proposition and purpose, including on matters of strategic importance such as culture, climate and cross-sector initiatives”, Lloyd’s added.

Clement also continues as a member of Lloyd’s ESG committee of council, and will continue to drive these priorities and focus of cross-sector initiatives, including the sustainable markets initiative insurance task force.

John Neal, CEO of Lloyd’s, said: “Our new corporate affairs team will help Lloyd’s build stronger relationships with all our stakeholders so we can provide more effective leadership on the issues that matter, from climate transition to the digital revolution.

“Rebekah’s experience and her team’s deep expertise will help sharpen our voice as we continue driving our market’s performance, digitalisation, purpose and culture goals,” Neal added.