Mel Goddard – Market Liaison & Underwriting Director

Mel is responsible for high-level market liaison with the Lloyd’s community, dealing with strategic market issues as they arise. Mel is also responsible for the relationship between the LMA and Lloyd’s Performance Management and Commercial directorates, including Lloyd’s overseas representative offices. In addition, she is Director of the team of twelve LMA executives who support and provide technical cross-class insight to the Lloyd’s underwriting community.

Mel brings over 35 years of Lloyd's and London market experience to the role. During her career, she has held the roles of executive director of a Lloyd’s managing agency, syndicate Active underwriter, broker (assistant director), director of her own independent consultancy, non-executive director (PRA/FCA-approved), expert witness, arbitrator and trustee. She serves as a trustee of the Lloyd’s Benevolent Fund.

In recent years, Mel has been retained as a consultant by a sovereign wealth fund investor at Lloyd’s and given evidence as an expert witness on many occasions in court and at arbitrations in London, Bermuda, the US and Scandinavia. Mel is a member of the ARIAS panel of arbitrators and continues to accept occasional appointments as an expert witness and arbitrator. 

Mel was the first woman in Lloyd's history to be appointed as Active Underwriter of a syndicate.

Email: mel.goddard@lmalloyds.com  Tel: 020 7327 8334