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Isla Baillie has been promoted to executive vice president, global head of talent and inclusion for the global commercial P&C operations of Bermuda-based Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

In this new role, the specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance said Ms Baillie will take on the substantial responsibilities of head of business partnering, inclusive diversity, learning & development and talent management for Sompo International globally.

The company said she is a proven senior HR leader who is passionate about fostering growth cultures, driving inclusive diversity change and successfully partnering with business leaders to execute on company strategy.

She has been with the organisation for more than seven years and has more than 20 years’ experience in progressive HR roles.

The company said Becky Zyck, executive vice president, human resources for SI will continue to oversee all aspects of compensation, benefits, HR information systems, payroll, and a newly formed HR operations team, all on a global scale.

Sompo said Ms Baillie and Ms Zyck will continue to report to Brian Goshen, chief administrative officer, Sompo International and will play even more critical roles in leading the HR function for SI P&C in the future. Together with Mr Goshen, they comprise the senior HR leadership team for SI Commercial P&C.

Mr Goshen said: “Isla is a proven HR leader with an excellent reputation who will continue to help build an engaged, inclusive, and high-performing culture for Sompo International.

“She will continue to play a key role in SI’s story of growth, scale, talent, and relevance as we move towards becoming a Top 10 insurance organisation.

“I’m delighted that she has accepted this new challenge and I have the utmost confidence in her ability to succeed in her expanded responsibilities.”

Ms Baillie said: “I am delighted and honoured to accept this expanded role here at Sompo International. We have seen tremendous growth as an organisation and it is an exciting time to have this opportunity to contribute across all our lines of business and functions in addition at assuming leadership for global talent and learning and development.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Brian, Becky and our extremely talented global HR team to continue to put our talent at the center of everything we do.”

Isla Baillie, executive vice president, global head of talent and inclusion, Sompo International (Photograph supplied)
Brian Goshen, chief administrative officer, Sompo International (Photograph supplied)

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Published August 27, 2021 at 7:54 am (Updated August 27, 2021 at 10:52 am)

HR leader Baillie becomes Sompo EVP

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