Kalpana Shah was appointed Trustee in July 2018. She has a long history with Barnet, she grew up in Edgware and went to local schools: Edgware Infants; Edgware Juniors and Copthall.
She is currently Chairman of RiverStone Managing Agency, Senior Independent Director of RiverStone Insurance UK and Non-Executive Director of Asta Managing Agency. She was previously a Partner and Group Chief Actuary at Hiscox for 19 years and while there, she led a variety of international projects. Her first work experiences were through a number of summer jobs in a variety of businesses in Barnet. Later, following an early career working in business development for the London Commodity Exchange, Kalpana started her insurance career as deputy to the director of underwriting at Groupama Gan.
She has Chaired and contributed to working parties for the Bank of England, Lloyd’s of London and the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Kalpana is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, she is currently a member of Non-Executive Director committees for both these organisations. She is also a member of the 30% club and Sangam. She speaks at local schools and is a strong supporter of the Inspiring the Future Campaign.
Kalpana’s work has been recognised through various awards, including awards for Corporate Leadership and Finance. She has also been included in a number of ethnic minority power lists.