Nicola Hodson joined Beazley’s board in 2019 and was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee in October 2022. In January 2023, Nicola was appointed as the Chief Executive of IBM, for the UK and Ireland. Nicola was previously Vice President Field Transformation, for Microsoft Global Sales and Marketing and prior to this was Chief Operating Officer for Microsoft UK. She is a non-executive director on the board of Drax Group plc and is chair of its remuneration committee. Nicola was formerly a non-executive director at Ofgem, a Board member at the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection group.