Claire Combes, EasyJet, Airmic
Airmic has named its next chair who will serve from September 1, 2021.
Claire Combes will succeed Tracey Skinner, Airmic’s current chair, who has steered Airmic through the pandemic period.
Combes has been an Airmic member for 20 years and joined the board in 2016. She is chair of the risk management steering group and also sits on the association’s audit committee, helping to prepare her for the role of chair.
She is a qualified chartered accountant and has served in roles spanning risk management, internal audit, health and safety, treasury, and insurance management, across different sectors. She is currently director of risk and assurance at easyJet.
It is the latest in a series of recent board appointments at Airmic, which include: Amanda Craib, global operational resilience and IT security risk control at HSBC; Richard Hoult, head of risk, audit and assurance at Thames Water; Alison Quinlivan, international risk and insurance leader at Google; and Glenn Ellis, a risk finance and insurance practitioner, who was also named Airmic’s ESG ambassador.
Julia Graham, chief executive officer at Airmic, said: “Supported by Tracey Skinner as immediate past chairman, Tim Graham as first deputy chairman and Fiona Davidge as second deputy chairman, we have a marvellous and talented executive to help us navigate what remain some still quite choppy times ahead.”
Combes added: “As the risk management profession continues to increase in relevance, Airmic is positioned to support all risk or insurance managers; increasing their technical skills and personal development. Airmic’s community of members is compassionate and highly engaged, driving thought-leadership and best practice.”
Airmic, Claire Combes, Julia Graham, Tracey Skinner, Tim Graham, Fiona Davidge