Board of Directors

Our oversight body

As of 31 December 2012, Swiss Re’s Board of Directors was composed of the 13 members shown above. Collectively they are responsible for oversight of management and setting over-arching policies. All directors meet our independence criteria.

Board changes in 2012

Swiss Re’s Board of Directors proposes Mary Francis, a UK citizen, for election to the Board of Directors at the next Annual General Meeting. Among other roles and honours, Ms. Francis was on the board of directors of Aviva plc until October 2012, and remains a Senior Independent Director of Centrica plc and a Senior Advisor to Chatham House. From 1999 to 2005, she was Director General of the Association of British Insurers.

For Directors’ full biographies see the 2012 Financial Report