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Kalpana Shah

Kalpana is a non-Executive Director at Asta Managing Agency, RiverStone Insurance UK (a Fairfax Company) and RiverStone Managing Agency where she is also Chairman. She is a Trustee of Unitas (a Barnet Youth Zone). She was Group Chief Actuary and Partner at Hiscox, where she worked for 19 years until 2016. Before Hiscox, Kalpana held positions in various companies including the London Commodity Exchange, Groupama Gan and Disney. She has Chaired and contributed to working parties for the Bank of England, Lloyd's of London and the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Kalpana is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, she is currently a member of iNED committees for both these organisations. She is also a member of the 30% club.

Kalpana regularly speaks to executive groups and student groups, sharing her perspective on issues that help support the principles of D&I. She actively mentors a number of diverse individuals within insurance and through cross-company mentoring schemes. Her support for diversity has been recognised by inclusion in the Financial Times Top 100 ethnic minority leaders list. Also, she was recently in Green Parks Top 100 BAME leaders in business list and a finalist in the regional Director of the Year awards held by the Institute of Directors.