Committee Composition

  • Chairperson
  • Member
  • Chairman of the board
  • Outside director
  • Designated financial expert
Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeExecutive CommitteeFinance CommitteeCorporate Governance and Nominating CommitteeRisk Committee
Committee Charters Documents
Inside Directors
Edward Noonan  Chairman of the Board
Edward Noonan has been Chairman of our Board and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its formation. Mr. Noonan has over 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, serving most recently as the acting Chief Executive Officer of Global Indemnity plc (NASDAQ: GBLI) from February 2005 through October 2005 and as a member of the Board of Directors from December 2003 to May 2007. Mr. Noonan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Re-Insurance Company from 1997 to 2002, having joined American Re in 1983. Mr. Noonan also served as Chairman of Inter-Ocean Reinsurance Holdings of Hamilton, Bermuda from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Noonan is also a Director of Central Mutual Insurance Company and All American Insurance Company, both of which are property and casualty companies based in Ohio.
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John Hendrickson 
John Hendrickson, has been a director of Validus Group since its formation. In February 2013, Mr. Hendrickson joined Validus Group as Director of Strategy, Risk Management and Corporate Development. Prior to this, Mr. Hendrickson was the Founder and Managing Partner of SFRi LLC, an independent investment and advisory firm specializing in the insurance industry. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Hendrickson held various positions with Swiss Re, including as Member of the Executive Board, Head of Capital Partners (Swiss Re's Merchant Banking Division) and Managing Partner of Securitas Capital. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Hendrickson was with Smith Barney, the U.S. investment banking firm. Mr. Hendrickson has also served as a director of insurance and reinsurance companies, including serving as audit committee chair.
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Outside Directors
Mahmoud Abdallah *  
Mahmoud Abdallah, age 64, currently serves as Managing Partner of MMA Global Investments LLC, a position he had held since August 2012. From November of 2001 until August of 2012, Mr. Abdallah served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MISR Insurance Holding Company (MIHC), Cairo Egypt. Mr. Abdallah has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. His experience includes International Reinsurance, Direct Insurance Broking, Mergers and Acquisitions Consulting, Private-Public Globalization Initiatives, and Privatization of Government owned Insurance Operations. He has also twice served as Chairman of the International Insurance Council and currently is a member of the National Council for Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. Mr. Abdallah is also a Board member of Egypt Air, HSBC Egypt and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
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Michael Carpenter * Designated financial expert
Michael Carpenter, age 63, joined Talbot in June 2001 as the Chief Executive officer. Following the sale of Talbot to the Company in the summer of 2007, Mr. Carpenter was appointed as Chairman of Talbot and held this position until February 2016. Prior to joining Talbot in 2001, Mr. Carpenter served as finance director and managing director of Limit plc, the UK listed Lloyd’s group now part of QBE, from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Carpenter is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA). The specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to the conclusion that Mr. Carpenter should serve as a director, as of the date hereof, are as follows: Mr. Carpenter has extensive experience in the global financial services industry, a professional background as a chartered accountant and significant expertise in Lloyd’s of London.
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Matthew Grayson *  
Matthew Grayson, age 51, has been a Director of the Company since its formation. Since January of 2011, Mr. Grayson has served as a principal of Welder Asset Management, LLC, an oil and gas asset management firm based in San Antonio, Texas. From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Grayson served as a senior principal of Aquiline. Mr. Grayson has 28 years’ experience in the financial services industry. In 1998, following a career in investment banking, corporate finance and capital markets, Mr. Grayson co-founded Venturion Capital, a private equity firm that specialized in global financial services companies. In 2005, Venturion Capital’s professionals joined with Jeffrey W. Greenberg, along with others, to form Aquiline. Mr. Grayson serves on the board of Structured Credit Holdings Plc. In 2007, Structured Credit Holdings successfully completed a scheme of arrangement in the Irish High Court with its creditors. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to the conclusion that Mr. Grayson should serve as a director, as of the date hereof, are as follows: Mr. Grayson has extensive experience as a banker and investor in the global (re)insurance industry. Mr. Grayson is also experienced in investment portfolio oversight and corporate finance.
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Jeffrey Greenberg *  
Jeffrey Greenberg, age 61, has been a Director of the Company since its formation. He also serves as the managing principal of Aquiline, which he founded in 2005. Mr. Greenberg served as chairman and chief executive officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. from 2000 to 2004. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Greenberg was the chairman of MMC Capital, the manager of the Trident Funds. He previously served as a director of Ace, Inc. Mr. Greenberg has also previously, served as a senior executive of AIG, where he was employed from 1978 to 1995. Mr. Greenberg is also Chairman of Conning Holdings Inc. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to the conclusion that Mr. Greenberg should serve as a director, as of the date hereof, are as follows: Mr. Greenberg has extensive executive experience in the global (re)Insurance and insurance brokerage businesses. Additionally, Mr. Greenberg has very extensive experience as an investor and director of Bermuda based (re)insurance companies.
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Jean-Marie Nessi *  
Jean-Marie Nessi, age 63, has been a Director of the Company since its formation and has 35 years of experience in the reinsurance industry. He has also served as a director of Matmut Enterprises since 2007. Mr. Nessi also has served as the head of Aon Global Risk Consulting at Aon France from October 2007 to January 2009. Mr. Nessi served as Chairman and CEO of NessPa Holding from January 2006 to September 2008 and as the head of the property and casualty business unit for PartnerRe Global, a subsidiary of PartnerRe SA, from February 2003 to February 2006. He was appointed Chairman of PartnerRe SA in June of 2003. Prior to PartnerRe, Mr. Nessi led AXA Corporate Solutions, the successor company to AXA Ré and AXA Global Risk. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to the conclusion that Mr. Nessi should serve as a director, as of the date hereof, are as follows: Mr. Nessi has extensive experience in leadership positions in the global (re)insurance industry. Mr. Nessi also has significant expertise in (re)insurance company reserving and financial accounting.
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Mandakini Puri *  
Mandakini Puri, age 53, has been a Director of the Company since its formation. She also served as a consultant to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity (“MLGPE”) until December 2010. From 1994 through 2009, Ms. Puri served as a senior vice president with MLGPE, where she was the Chief Investment Officer. Ms. Puri had been part of Merrill Lynch’s private equity business since 1994, prior to which she was a Director in the High Yield Finance & Restructuring Group at Merrill. Ms. Puri joined Merrill Lynch in 1986. Mr. Puri was a member of the board of directors of PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc. until December 2010. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to the conclusion that Ms. Puri should serve as a director, as of the date hereof, are as follows: Ms. Puri has extensive experience as an investor and Director of Bermuda based (re)insurance companies that specialize in catastrophe risk. Ms. Puri also has broad expertise in fixed income investments and corporate finance.
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Gail Ross *  
Gail Ross, age 63, was appointed as a Director of the Company in May 2016. From 2003 through 2015, she served as a Principal and Consulting Actuary of Milliman, Inc., a global insurance consulting firm. Prior to joining Milliman, she served from 1995 through 2002 as Vice President and Consulting Actuary with Am-Re Consultants, Inc. and from 1985 to 1994 as a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Tillinghast. She began her career in 1976 as an underwriter and actuarial assistant with Travelers Insurance Company. Ms. Ross is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). She is a past President of the CAS and served as the Chair of the CAS Board of Directors. Ms. Ross is a seasoned (re)insurance professional with nearly forty years in the industry. She has had extensive experience as a consultant focusing on mergers and acquisitions, operational best-practices and valuations of property/casualty (re)insurance companies around the world.
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Dr. Therese Vaughan *  
Dr. Vaughan served as Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners from 2009 to 2012 where she oversaw operations and navigated the company through a significant period of financial regulatory reform. She has also held academic positions, including the Robb B. Kelley Distinguished Professor of Insurance and Actuarial Science at Drake University, and co-authored two college textbooks on insurance. Dr. Vaughan earned a Ph.D. in risk and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.A. in insurance and economics at the University of Iowa. She is a CPCU, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She also serves on the Board of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK), a provider of risk-assessment services and decision analytics.
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Christopher Watson *  
Christopher Watson, age 62, has been a Director of the Company since its formation. He also serves as a senior principal of Aquiline, which he joined in 2006. Mr. Watson has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Watson served in a variety of executive roles within the property & casualty insurance businesses of Citigroup and its predecessor entities. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Watson was president and chief executive officer of Gulf Insurance Group, one of the largest surplus lines insurance companies in the world. Mr. Watson served as a senior executive of AIG from 1974 to 1987. Mr. Watson is also a director of Group Ark Insurance Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda based underwriter of insurance and reinsurance risks in the Lloyd’s market and Tiger Risk Partners LLC. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that led to the conclusion that Mr. Watson should serve as a director, as of the date hereof, are as follows: Mr. Watson has extensive experience as an executive in the global (re)insurance industry. Mr. Watson also has applicable experience as an investor in and Director of a Lloyd’s of London syndicate.
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