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Talbot Underwriting Appoints Monica Burch as Non-Executive Director

22 Aug 2017

Talbot Underwriting Appoints Monica Burch as Non-Executive Director

LONDON, [August 22, 2017] – Talbot Underwriting Ltd. (“Talbot”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (“Validus”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Monica Burch as Non-Executive Director of its Board of Directors (the “Board”).

Ms. Burch currently serves as a consultant at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, is a Non-Executive Board Member of the Crown Prosecution Service and Chairs its Nominations and Governance Committee. Monica is also Chair of The Mentoring Foundation, a not-for-profit Foundation that owns and operates the leading, internationally recognised, FTSE 100® Cross-Company Mentoring Executive and Next Generation Women Leaders Programmes. Monica is also an appointed Civil Recorder.

Prior to this, Ms. Burch was Senior Partner at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, where she advised on a wide range of claims in jurisdictions across the U.S. and Europe. Her expertise also includes contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, passing off, use of confidential information and copyright disputes. During this time, Ms. Burch also served as Non-Executive Director of Channel 4 Corporation, stepping down from that position last year. Monica also served on the board of PRIME from 2012 to 2015.

“As a senior lawyer with international experience, Monica brings complementary skills and knowledge to our Board of Directors,” said Rupert Atkin, Chairman of Talbot. “We are confident that she will apply her previous expertise as both an executive and a non-executive board member to this new position and are delighted to have her involved.”

Monica stated, “I am delighted to be joining Talbot’s very experienced Board, and I look forward to working with them to continue to strengthen the business and seize the opportunities that come Talbot’s way.”

Monica will also serve as Chair of the Risk Committee replacing Tony Keys, who stepped down from the Board in March 2017 after 14 years of distinguished service. Ms. Burch’s appointment has been approved by The Prudential Regulation Authority with consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.