Appointed 1 April 2022
John Coomber joined Swiss Re in 1973. In 1993, he was made Head of the UK operations. He was appointed a member of the Group Executive Board in 1995, responsible for the Life & Health division and was Swiss Re’s Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2005. He was a member of the Group’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014.
He joined the Board of Pension Insurance Corporation as a Non Exec Director in 2006, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2009 until June 2015 and continued as a Director until May 2017.
He has previously been Chairman of MH (GB) Limited, a Director of Euler Hermes, Chairman of The Climate Group, Chairman of Climatewise and a member of the Deutsche Bank Climate Advisory Board.
He 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.
John is also the Senior Independent Director and a member of the Regulatory Standards & Codes Committee.