29 October 2021

Sedgwick appoints veteran industry executives to board

Sedgwick has appointed veteran industry executives Charles Brooks and Christine LaSala as independent members of its board of directors.

Brooks is the chief information officer and executive vice president of operations at Kemper Corporation, where he specializes in property, casualty, life and health insurance. He has also held senior leadership positions at ACE Limited (now Chubb Limited), Aetna, Travelers, Accenture and Prudential Financial. Throughout his career, Brooks has led strategic planning, operations and systems management initiatives with a focus on financial services.

LaSala has over 45 years of insurance industry leadership experience and is currently the senior independent director of the board of directors of Beazley Group and chair of its Remuneration Committee.

Her background includes management, client leadership and financial experience in the insurance industry, where she has worked with large corporate and public institution clients. For 10 years, LaSala served as CEO and president of WTC Captive Insurance Company. LaSala also held executive positions with Willis Towers Watson, Marsh and Johnson & Higgins.

As members of the Sedgwick board, they will provide strategic counsel, leveraging their impressive career experience to help guide strategy, change management, mergers and acquisitions, leadership diversity, financial and client performance, regulatory and compliance activity and risk assessment.

"Both Charles and Christine bring decades of experience to the Sedgwick board," said Dave North, Sedgwick executive chairman. "We are excited to welcome them to our board of directors and know that their proven leadership capabilities and deep knowledge will be tremendous assets to the governance of our organization. As we continue to focus on growth and high-level service to clients all across the globe, I look forward to working alongside two of the most dynamic executives in the insurance services sector."