Lloyd’s, the world’s leading marketplace for commercial, corporate and specialty risk solutions, today welcomes Joe Hurd to the Council of Lloyd’s.
Joe Hurd is a Silicon Valley-based technology executive and Board Director who currently works as an Operating Partner at global venture capital firm SOSV, LLC, supporting life sciences and hardware CEOs to drive product and market expansion. Joe has considerable professional experience and expertise in workforce engagement, data and sustainability on both US and UK listed company boards, and is currently a Non-Executive Director with both Trustpilot Group plc (LSE: TRST) and Hays plc (LSE: HAS).
Joe previously worked at Linklaters and AOL before establishing himself as an entrepreneur with successful start-ups Friendster and VideoEgg. Previously, he was a Non-Executive Director of GoCo Group plc (dba GoCompare) and was the Lead Independent Director of SilverBox Engaged Merger Corp I. From 2009 until 2012, Joe served in the Obama Administration as a political appointee at the Department of Commerce, serving on the White House Business Council. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
“I’m excited to welcome Joe as a new member of Council. Joe’s digital expertise and extensive commercial and political experience add to the skills represented on Council and will also be valuable in progressing our work to build a sustainable and inclusive Lloyd’s.
I am very grateful to John Sununu for his contribution to the Council over the last four years and I look forward to continuing to work with him as Non-Executive Chair, Lloyd’s Americas.”
Bruce Carnegie-Brown – Chairman, Lloyd’s
“Lloyd’s has a unique and exciting opportunity to help society become more resilient, sustainable and inclusive in the years ahead – and some tricky challenges to overcome in order to get there. The Blueprint Two project will create the most advanced insurance marketplace in the world -with better, faster and cheaper digital transactions across the board – and I’m privileged to help support that important work. I’m excited to work with Bruce, John Neal and the entire team over the next few years.”
Joe Hurd – nominated member of the Council