John Coomber


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.