John Coomber

Chairman

John Coomber has been Chairman of MH(GB)Ltd (Mactavish) since 2006.

John joined Swiss Re in 1973 and was made CEO (UK) in 1993. In 1995 he was appointed a member of the Group Executive Board responsible for Life &Health reinsurance worldwide. He was appointed to the Group Executive Committee in 2000 and served as Group CEO for 3 years commencing January 2003. After retirement as CEO he was appointed a non-executive member of the Group’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014.

He joined the Board of Pension Insurance Corporation as a non-Executive Director in 2006 and became CEO in 2009 until 2015, retiring from the Board in 2016. He has also held positions as a non-executive director of Euler Hermes, Chairman of The Climate Group, Chairman of ClimateWise and a member of the Deutschebank Climate Advisory Board.

Today, in addition to his role as Chairman of Mactavish he is a non-Executive member of the board of the Financial Reporting Council.

John has a degree in Theoretical Mechanics from Nottingham University, is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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