Mel Goddard


About Mel

As an INED at Probitas, Mel provides independent oversight and constructive challenge to the wider management team. Her abundant experience in the industry enables the company to benefit from her broad perspective on issues including strategy, governance, underwriting and conduct. Her specialist knowledge provides valuable insight and objectivity.

Mel’s career in the insurance industry comprises diverse roles, with a depth of experience across nearly all non-marine lines of business globally. Alongside an executive career, variously as a broker, underwriter, Lloyd’s managing agency executive director, Active Underwriter and central Lloyd’s market role Mel has been a highly respected consultant for 20 years undertaking a variety of international advisory roles across a range of jurisdictions.

An experienced, engaged and well-connected Board member, Mel prioritises professionalism, integrity and delivering high standards – so is well aligned to Probitas’ vision and values. Having such a wide range of Board and executive experience, she demonstrates an independent, naturally-enquiring, forward-thinking mind. Recognised across the market for her dedication, principles and ability to influence, energise and inspire whilst working collegiately with others. Mel is pragmatic, straight-talking and has a strategic approach while understanding the realities of developing a business.

Mel was the first woman to be appointed as Active Underwriter of a Lloyd’s syndicate, so provides career inspiration to her colleagues at Probitas.

Her impressive resume includes companies such as QBE, Enstar Managing Agency Ltd, ADNOC Reinsurance Ltd, Apollo Syndicate Management Ltd, – as well as her own Consultancy company.