Podcast

Risk in Context Podcast: Diversity in the Boardroom

Marsh’s Lexie Kindbom and Craig Claughton talk about what diversity in the boardroom means and how companies are progressing on that front.

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While some companies have made advances in ensuring representation within their workforces, there’s still much to do.

This episode of Marsh’s Risk in Context podcast features Lexie Kindbom, Chief Client Officer, Risk Management and Corporate at Marsh Canada, and Craig Claughton, Marsh's Head of FINPRO Pacific, on what diversity in the boardroom means and how companies are progressing on that front.

Key takeaways

Diversity in the boardroom can set the tone for the rest of the organisation

Diversity in the boardroom can set the tone for the rest of the organisation and bring innovation that can help address a range of complex challenges businesses are facing today.

Businesses are increasingly focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the boardroom

Regulators, customers, and other stakeholders are increasingly focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the boardroom, making it imperative that businesses take action.

Inclusive boardroom and diverse perspectives

In addition to ensuring diverse representation on boards, companies must also ensure that board are inclusive and members are able to fully express their views on various topics.

About our speakers

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Lexie Kindbom

Chief Client Officer, Risk Management and Corporate, Marsh Canada

  • Canada

Lexie Kindbom is Chief Client Officer, Risk Management and Corporate, for Marsh Canada. She has nearly 25 years of legal and insurance brokerage experience, including serving as a leading advisor to companies, senior executives, and directors across Canada. Lexie is also a member of Marsh Canada’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.

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Craig Claughton

Head of Financial and Professional Services, Marsh Speciality Pacific

  • Australia

Craig Claughton is Head of FINPRO for the Pacific region at Marsh. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, as both a broker and underwriter. In addition to his responsibilities working with some of Australia’s largest public companies, Craig is also a member of Marsh’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.