Pierre-Olivier has more than 25 years of experience as an international insurance executive, with a focus on products and distribution innovation. He joined the Beazley plc board in January 2021 and has been a non-executive director of Beazley Insurance dac since 2017, being appointed Chair in 2021. Pierre-Olivier served as chief executive officer of Hiscox Europe until 2017 and has held a number of other senior executive roles within the insurance and reinsurance industry including director of strategic planning, operations and systems at Marsh. His background is in strategy consulting, having been at Strategic Planning Associates (now Oliver Wyman) before a transition to insurance helping Marsh with the integration of the leading French broker. He is currently the chief insurance officer of the InsurTech startup, Pattern.