Director, Insurance Program
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Cynthia McHale is a director in the Insurance Program at Ceres. She brings more than 20 years of experience serving many of the leading North American and European insurers, re-insurers and insurance brokers, and is currently working with insurers to promote and expand their commitment to, and implementation of climate risk adaptation and mitigation strategies. To accomplish this, Cynthia works across the insurance sector to deepen its collective understanding of the risks and opportunities introduced by climate change, and to define winning strategies that protect and grow shareholder value.
Before joining Ceres, Cynthia managed Accenture’s Global Insurance Industry Program. Cynthia oversaw development, management and execution of the growth strategy for the global practice. Prior to this, as a strategy management consultant at Accenture, Cynthia worked directly with sector leaders to identify new opportunities for achieving profitable growth in a highly dynamic and competitive environment for risk transfer. Her specific areas of expertise include new product development, underwriting, claims, and customer service/policy administration. She began her career as a casualty underwriter at GenRe, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Cynthia’s other professional experience includes implementation of a micro-insurance program in East Africa and administration of a social responsibility code of conduct for U.S corporations with business operations in South Africa.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science in Management from Hult International Business School.
Recent Blog Posts
An important new report released today by the independent research organization Climate Central makes clear, U.S. coastal states, especially Florida, New Jersey, Louisiana and California, are facing similar risks. Millions of people, millions of homes and businesses, and vital infrastructure are vulnerable and taxpayers and insurance companies face unprecedented exposure.