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Kalpana Shah

Kalpana is a financial services Non-Executive Director sitting on the boards of RiverStone and Asta, and a highly visible member of the 30% Club. She is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and is currently a committee member of both their Non-Executive Directors MIG and Non-Executive Directors guidance working party. She is also a senior Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers and sits on their independent Non-Executive Directors committee. Kalpana is a regular speaker at a number of events for the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and London Market Association. She also speaks at schools and colleges supporting the Inspiring The Future campaign, focusing on the importance of advancing ethnic minority talent. Additionally, she has been a mentor and role model to ethnic minority colleagues throughout her career, recently being part of the Slaughter and May mentoring programme.  Kalpana was a member of the working group for the inaugural Dive In Festival at Lloyds, and a founder member of the Diversity and Inclusion steering committee at Hiscox.

Kalpana Shah

In her previous role at Hiscox, Kalpana was a Partner, founding member of the Diversity and Women in Leadership steering committees, and Chair of the Actuarial Function network. Through these platforms she organised various events designed to empower individuals and break down the barriers to success, and she led diversity measurement across the group. In her current role as a portfolio Non-Exec Director and Chairman, she is a visible champion and spokesperson for diversity initiatives and she continues to mentor. Externally, Kalpana was profiled in the Insurance Insiders inaugural diversity dozen and went on to help organise the first diversity festival in the insurance market in 2015. She also regularly speaks at schools, by invitation and through the Inspiring the Future campaign, at events regarding diversity and was most recently invited to launch Women’s Week at the London School of Economics.