Julia Graham, Airmic
7 April 2021

Airmic appoints Graham to replace Ludlow as CEO

Airmic has named Julia Graham as its new chief executive officer, succeeding John Ludlow.

Graham is a former chair of both Airmic and the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (Ferma) and most recently served as Airmic’s deputy chief executive and technical director, a role she has held since October 2015.

She has more than 35 years’ experience in senior risk management and insurance positions, including serving as director of risk management and insurance at a global law firm and 30 years in the insurance sector.

Graham is also a board member of the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations, and serves as a non-executive director of several captive insurance companies.

Ludlow joined Airmic’s board of directors in 2012, and served as its deputy chair in 2015-2016, before beginning his tenure as chief executive from June 2017. Before that he served as senior vice president for business reputation and responsibility and global head of risk at an international hotel company.

Ludlow continues to serve in several non-executive board positions, including at Airmic.

Graham said: “Even before the pandemic, organisations were re-evaluating every aspect of their business. In 2021 and beyond, organisations and their boards will face an acceleration of challenges and will be compelled to address how they are building resilience and creating sustainable value in a rapidly changing business environment.”

Ludlow said: “Airmic has been a joy to lead and develop into a finely tuned and yet agile business that has proven to be resilient and successful even under the stress of recent times.”

He added: “Airmic is in great shape and well positioned to embrace the opportunities that the new world offers.”