Our Team

Meet our wonderful team.
Team Select

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Genevieve Stow

Director of Outreach and Sponsorship

Genevieve joined ISC Group in 2019 and has a background in marketing and event production. Genevieve puts together the online programming schedule for the General Membership as well as managing sponsorship and client relations. As she originated from outside the Insurance industry, Genevieve is keen to encourage cross-industry collaboration to effect culture change. Genevieve has a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol.

Genevieve Stow

Director of Outreach and Sponsorship

genevieve@isc-group.co

Genevieve joined ISC Group in 2019 and has a background in marketing and event production. Genevieve puts together the online programming schedule for the General Membership as well as managing sponsorship and client relations. As she originated from outside the Insurance industry, Genevieve is keen to encourage cross-industry collaboration to effect culture change. Genevieve has a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol.

Azy Razvi

Director of Finance, Global

Azy joined the team of directors to implement and oversea ISC Group's global financial strategy. Azy is a qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Azy has over 20 years of diverse insurance industry experience having worked in Bermuda and the UK while holding senior finance positions. Being a woman in the insurance industry, Azy is very passionate about the vision of ISC and understands first hand the importance of championing the role of women in the insurance sector and striving for greater representation of women in senior roles.

Azy Razvi

Director of Finance, Global

azy@isc-group.co

Azy joined the team of directors to implement and oversea ISC Group's global financial strategy. Azy is a qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Azy has over 20 years of diverse insurance industry experience having worked in Bermuda and the UK while holding senior finance positions. Being a woman in the insurance industry, Azy is very passionate about the vision of ISC and understands first hand the importance of championing the role of women in the insurance sector and striving for greater representation of women in senior roles.

Patricia Graham

Executive Director, North America

Patricia is currently the Executive Director of the ISC-Group, North America. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Patricia held leadership roles at professional development associations and served as Chair and Director of a number councils and boards, expanding their global footprint, member base and their ability to raise funds. For more than 20 years, Patricia held senior corporate leadership positions within the capital markets at global financial institutions. With derivatives risk management experience across all asset classes, she held the role of Corporate Advisor to Fortune 500 companies. As a Managing Director she had global accountability for the growth of financial institutional clients and for relationship management of the firm’s corporate multinational clients. Patricia has been a strong advocate for ED&I throughout her career and is widely known for fostering an inclusive culture. She has served as both mentor and mentee in executive retention initiatives as well as executive coaching programs designed to support the career advancement of women. Patricia has been nationally recognized by Women in Capital Markets as well as the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she was selected as a Top 50 Board-Ready candidate by CEOs of Canada’s largest corporations. She has extensive volunteer leadership experience supporting national youth organizations, and Canadian performing arts organizations. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and she earned the ICD.D designation after completing the ICD-Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

Patricia Graham

Executive Director, North America

patricia@isc-group.co

Patricia is currently the Executive Director of the ISC-Group, North America. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Patricia held leadership roles at professional development associations and served as Chair and Director of a number councils and boards, expanding their global footprint, member base and their ability to raise funds. For more than 20 years, Patricia held senior corporate leadership positions within the capital markets at global financial institutions. With derivatives risk management experience across all asset classes, she held the role of Corporate Advisor to Fortune 500 companies. As a Managing Director she had global accountability for the growth of financial institutional clients and for relationship management of the firm’s corporate multinational clients. Patricia has been a strong advocate for ED&I throughout her career and is widely known for fostering an inclusive culture. She has served as both mentor and mentee in executive retention initiatives as well as executive coaching programs designed to support the career advancement of women. Patricia has been nationally recognized by Women in Capital Markets as well as the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she was selected as a Top 50 Board-Ready candidate by CEOs of Canada’s largest corporations. She has extensive volunteer leadership experience supporting national youth organizations, and Canadian performing arts organizations. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and she earned the ICD.D designation after completing the ICD-Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

Anthony John

Social Media Coordinator

Anthony manages the creation and scheduling of all social media content for ISC Group globally.

Anthony John

Social Media Coordinator

anthony@isc-group.co

Anthony manages the creation and scheduling of all social media content for ISC Group globally.

Global Advisory Membership Group

Cristiana Báez - Safa

Head Risk Mitigation & Insurance

Cristiana Báez - Safa

Head Risk Mitigation & Insurance

Gavi

Shari Dodsworth

SVP, Ontario, Atlantic & Western Region

Shari Dodsworth

SVP, Ontario, Atlantic & Western Region

Northbridge Insurance

Margaret Resce Milkint

Global Insurance Practise Leader

Margaret Resce Milkint

Global Insurance Practise Leader

Diversified Search Group

Reeva Bakhshi

CFO

Reeva Bakhshi

CFO

Mosaic Insurance

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Suneeta Padda

Founding Director

Suneeta Padda

Founding Director

Padda Consulting

CATHY LEWIS

NED

Cathy Lewis is a Non- Executive Director and Remco Chair for The Ardonagh Group, Atlanta Segment. Cathy has worked in the life and savings sector for many years, holding the position of Executive Director HR and Corporate Services for Prudential UK & Europe. Until recently she was Group HR Director for RSA plc. Cathy was the Group Reward Director for Abbey plc at the time of the Santander take over. She also spent a year seconded into the civil service, joining the Board of HMRC as part of an initiative of change and skills transformation in the civil service. Cathy graduated in 1985 and later secured a Masters Degree in Human Resources.

CATHY LEWIS

NED

The Ardonagh Group

Cathy Lewis is a Non- Executive Director and Remco Chair for The Ardonagh Group, Atlanta Segment. Cathy has worked in the life and savings sector for many years, holding the position of Executive Director HR and Corporate Services for Prudential UK & Europe. Until recently she was Group HR Director for RSA plc. Cathy was the Group Reward Director for Abbey plc at the time of the Santander take over. She also spent a year seconded into the civil service, joining the Board of HMRC as part of an initiative of change and skills transformation in the civil service. Cathy graduated in 1985 and later secured a Masters Degree in Human Resources.

Jodie Kaufman Davis

Senior Vice President

HW Kaufman Financial Group Senior Vice President and Burns & Wilcox Canada, Managing Director

Jodie Kaufman Davis

Senior Vice President

HW Kaufman

HW Kaufman Financial Group Senior Vice President and Burns & Wilcox Canada, Managing Director

Maxine GODDARD

Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development

Maxine GODDARD

Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development

Sompo International

Pamela Thomson-Hall

Head of International

Pamela Thomson-Hall

Head of International

Willis Towers Watson

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Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

Taslima Malik

Account Manager, Europe

Taslima has joined ISC Group as our Global Accounts Manager. Taslima previously worked in education and is very well versed in programming, reporting, and managing stakeholder relationships. She strongly believe that diversity and equality in the workplace is essential and therefore the role at ISC Group was a perfect fit for her new career venture.

Taslima Malik

Account Manager, Europe

taslima@isc-group.co

Our UK Board comprises women of experience and expertise in the world of insurance, who share a passion and dedication to the ISC Group mission.

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Job Title

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Joanne Ryan

Chief Risk Officer

Joanne Ryan

Chief Risk Officer

Aviva Insurance Ireland

April McClements

Partner - Insurance Disputes - Commercial Litigation

April McClements

Partner - Insurance Disputes - Commercial Litigation

Matheson

Ciara McKenna

Partner, Financial Services Assurance

Ciara McKenna

Partner, Financial Services Assurance

EY

Lisa Bolger

Director HR Ops

Lisa Bolger

Director HR Ops

PartnerRe

Trayc Keevans

Global Foreign Direct Investment

Trayc Keevans

Global Foreign Direct Investment

Morgan McKinley

Frances Torsney

Non Executive Director

Frances Torsney

Non Executive Director

Fiona Marry

CEO/CUO

Fiona Marry

CEO/CUO

Hamilton Insurance DAC

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

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