John R Coomber
- Chairman of the Board
- United Kingdom
John Coomber, a British citizen born in 1949, graduated in theoretical mechanics from Nottingham University in 1970. He started his career with the Phoenix Insurance Company and in 1973 joined Swiss Re. Having qualified as an actuary in 1974, he first specialized in the company's life reinsurance. In 1993 he was made head of the company's UK operations. John Coomber was appointed a member of the Executive Board in April 1995, responsible for the Groups Life & Health division. In June 2000, he became a member of the Executive Committee. He was Swiss Res Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2003 through 31 December 2005 when he retired after 33 years.
He was elected to Swiss Res Board of Directors in 2006, is a board member of Pensions Insurance Corporation Holdings and Mactavish, and is Chairman of the Trustees of The Climate Group.