Our Leadership

Building a community where everyone thrives.

We are committed to keeping our promise to protect your loved ones. Our ability to fulfill that commitment rests on countless contributions from our board of directors, senior management team and more than 600 dedicated employees.

With more than 250 years of industry experience, our leaders have the expertise to guide you along your path toward financial freedom. We understand firsthand the importance of protecting loved ones financially, and we’re dedicated to finding the right solutions to fit your needs and your budget. 

Our executive team believes in ensuring everyone succeeds: you, our employees and our partners.

Board of Directors

Jeff Davies, Chairman

Bernie Hickman

Deborah Lambert

John "Jack" Murrin

Phillip Surprenant

Executive Officers

Legal & General America, Insurance Division

Karan Martin

SVP and Chief Operating Officer

Karan Martin

SVP and Chief Operating Officer

Karan joined Legal & General America in 2018, and now serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Karan is a director on the boards of Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. Karan leads the operations functions for the business, supporting over one million customers and partners.

Karan joined LGA from Legal & General’s UK Insurance business where she was Chief Operating Officer, UK Protection & Strategy Director Group Protection. Karan was part of the UK Insurance team for seven years, during which time the business grew and was number one in the UK market with close to 25% market share and 5 million Retail customers. Karan was also a non-Executive Director of Legal & General Netherlands and an Executive member of the General Insurance board. During her time in the UK she sponsored several transformation initiatives and built a strong and successful team.

Prior to joining Legal & General, Karan worked for Telefonica O2 UK, iDesk, Xerox and British Gas in customer service and HR leadership roles.