Our Committee

Steering Committee

Iowa Morgan

Chair

David Simpson

Joint Deputy Chair

Kalpesh Shah

Joint Deputy Chair & Treasurer

Samantha Westaway

Online Content

Chantelle Hooper

Communications & Social Media Lead

Laura Thomas

Market Collaboration Lead

Fiona Hills

Secretary

Victoria Ratford

Committee Member

Peter Hamilton

Regional Ambassador

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Sally Bramall

Dominic Christian

Louise Day

Iowa Morgan - Chair

Iowa is a senior claims manager at AIG UK with over 25 years’ experience in the London Insurance Market. Iowa was Chair of AIG’s multiple award winning UK disAbilities & Allies Staff Network for 4 years and created a robust mental health awareness programme that encourages senior leaders to speak openly to staff about their own mental health.

Iowa is co-creator and chair of iDAWN and is on the committee of WharfAbility as well as being a Wellbeing Champion in the London Insurance Market and an advocate of the power that employees have to bring about positive change.

Iowa is also the winner of the Unsung Hero of the Year award at the Women in Insurance Awards 2019.

Dave Simpson – Joint Deputy Chair

Dave is a Client Relationship Director in WTW’s Marine Division and member of the WTW UK Workability and Mental Health committees, and former co-chair of the Aon UK Mental Health Employee Resource Group. He has also previously served on the committee of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal ‘This Is Me’ campaign. His own experiences with depression, anxiety and addiction – and recovery therefrom – have led him to take an active role in the mental health and wellbeing space, both within his own workplace and externally.

In 2019 he was voted ‘Inclusion Champion of the Year’ by his colleagues across Aon UK.

Kalpesh Shah - Joint Deputy Chair & Treasurer

Kalpesh has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 20 year, primarily in senior Finance roles, but also covering Underwriting Services, Actuarial, Business Planning and Business Strategy/Development. He believes everyone should be allowed to be their authentic self and be able to attain their full potential in a more inclusive society without barriers.

Kalpesh has previously been a school governor and currently sits on a number of Insurance Industry committees (Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Mental Health & Wellbeing). He is an advocate of people talking, sharing their own experiences and sharing ideas, whether in the workplace or society in general. He is a strong believer in collaborating to help change.

Samantha Westaway – Online Content

Samantha works at Mactavish as a Client Relationship Management Director and has experience of chairing a mental health Colleague Resource Group where she helped to develop a wellbeing strategy across the UK and Ireland. As a trained Mental Health First Aider, Samantha is an accomplished public speaker and regularly takes part in forums on the subject.

With personal experience of mental ill health, Samantha is passionate about promoting de-stigmatisation and creating an open dialogue of mental health issues within the workplace.

Chantelle Hooper - Communications & Social Media Lead

Chantelle is currently a Business Development Manager for an MGA for Commercial Lines. She has been in the industry for just over 10 years and has always had an interest in Sales and Marketing.

She joined the iDAWN team because of her passion to help people plus her interest in disabilities and wellbeing. As someone who has faced many barriers in the workplace because of mental health and medical conditions, she wants to assist in raising awareness to businesses to help create a more open minded, diverse industry.

Laura Thomas - Market Collaboration Lead

Laura has lived experiences of mental ill-health and lives with a number of invisible conditions. She previously acted as co-chair for a disability ERG with a particular focus on visible and invisible disabilities whilst working with one of the UK’s biggest insurers. Now working as a senior leader within a smaller MGA, she is keen to continue the work she started in raising awareness, encouraging open and honest conversation by sharing her own story and to help break the stigma around mental health.

Fiona Hills – Secretary

Fiona is a forensic accountant at C. Lewis and Company, specialising in the measurement of Business Interruption insurance claims. She has been in the insurance industry for over 12 years, during which times she has had to take some long-term sick leave for Crohn’s disease. Fiona joined the iDAWN team because of her particular interest in diversity and inclusion, as well as to help bring together and destigmatise (and demystify) people with both visible and invisible disabilities in the insurance industry.

Victoria Ratford – Committee Member

Victoria works at Gallagher as an Associate IT Director for EMEA and is currently the Gallagher inclusion and diversity disability workstream lead for the UK. She has worked in the insurance industry for nearly 30 years in various roles including Account Broker, Compliance, Training and IT. Victoria joined the iDAWN team because of her passion to work with likeminded colleagues in the insurance industry to make positive changes by removing barriers and stigmas associated with people with both visible and invisible disabilities.

Peter Hamilton - Regional Ambassador

Peter is the Head of Market Engagement at Zurich.

With a background in Marketing, Peter has responsibility for Zurich's engagement in Life industry issues. He is involved in consumer and regulatory developments in the protection and broader financial services market, and chairs the ABI's Retail Protection committee and the ABI's Long Term Care Working party.

He sits on BIBA's Access to insurance committee, and in July 2021 was appointed Disability and Access Ambassador for the Insurance industry, a post that reports through to the Disability Unit in the Cabinet Office.

Sally Bramall

Sally is currently Global Head of the Market Relations Governance at Willis Towers Watson. She joined Willis in 1988 and has served in roles including Global Head of Market Security, COO of Financial Institutions Group, and COO of GB Client & Business Development Group.

Sally is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, holds an M.B.A. from the University of Hull, and is a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Insurers.

Sally is a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion in the insurance market and sits on the committees of Inclusion@Lloyd’s and iWIN. She is also Diversity Officer and Vice President of the Insurance Institute of Ipswich, Suffolk & North Essex.

Dominic Christian

Dominic is Global Chairman of Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business. He is a member of the Global Executive of Aon. He is Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s. Dominic is a Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a Trustee of the StandUpFoundation, a Director of The Bermuda Society, Chairman of the Lloyd's Tercentenary Research Foundation and Chairman of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA).

For 2015/16 he was President of the Insurance Institute of London. In 2017 he was elected to the Court of Common Council of The City of London. He leads the Inclusion@Lloyd's Group – a contemporary approach to Diversity and Inclusion being in his view central to future business success. He was recently appointed Chair of ClimateWise. Dominic holds an Honours Degree in History from the University of East Anglia and an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law.

His children describe his interests as Family, talking, football, tennis, history, architecture, East Anglia, new countries, trees, lakes, cats and overworking. Not all are approved of.

Louise Day

Louise is Director of Operations at the IUA and has over 30 years’ experience governing and delivering change across the London Market and wider financial services sector. Louise joined the IUA in 2015 to oversee company market involvement in market modernisation and has since been involved in many major initiatives as well as running operations for the IUA. She is a non-executive director of London Insurance Market Operations & Strategic Sourcing (LIMOSS).

Louise is also a member of the inclusion@Lloyd’s committee and a dedicated supporter of London Market diversity and inclusion campaigns. Louise has been involved in project delivery throughout her career and has additional experience of managed service delivery. She has worked for London market insurers for 10 years and is passionate about evolving the market.