International standards body ACORD has announced that its Board of Directors will be chaired by Kirk Behrens with Robert Bernard Kelly serving as Vice-Chair, along with five new Directors.
Stephen Barnham, Chief Information Officer at MetLife Asia has been added to the board. He joined MetLife in June 2017 as the Chief Information Officer of Asia and a member of the global insurer’s Asia Leadership Group.
Rebecca Bunyan, Chief Information and Change Officer, Lloyd’s has also been appointed. She is currently Chief Information & Change Officer at Lloyd’s of London, having previously developed her career across senior technology roles in the consulting, insurance and real estate industries, both in the UK and the US.
Julie Dillman, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Operations, Chubb Group. Dillman is responsible for a range of operational areas across Chubb including information technology, operationalising digital and e-business, real estate and facilities, contingency planning and business continuity, purchasing, workflow management and general business efficiencies.
Steve Lundin, Chief Operating Officer, Sales Operations, Financial Group. His core responsibilities at M Financial Group include Strategy & Innovation, Sales, Underwriting, Technology & Data, Carrier Relations, Strategic Partnerships, and Member Firm Recruitment.
Vlad Yekelchik, Chief Information Officer, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. Yekelchik joined EPIC as CIO in June of 2019. In his position, he plays a key role in EPIC’s Technology Strategy and Digital Innovation. He spent over 10 years at Marsh in their Information Technology organisation in various global leadership roles, including serving as CIO of their US/Canada and Latin America divisions.
ACORD President and CEO Bill Pieroni commented on the appointments: “After an unprecedented year, now more than ever, ACORD remains committed to supporting our industry through times of profound change. The expertise and experience possessed by our incoming Board are critical to our core mission, serving our members.”