Michael Deeny MA (Oxon) FCA
Michael has spent most of his career in the music business, initially managing singers and bands, and then moving into concert promotion in France, staging shows by such artists as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana and Luciano Pavarotti.
He started underwriting at Lloyd’s in 1986. In 1993 he became Chairman of the Gooda Walker Action Group which obtained in 1994 the largest judgment in English legal history. He was Chairman of the Litigating Names’ Committee and was a key negotiator for the Names in the Lloyd’s Settlement of 1996. When Equitas was created in 1996, he became the Deputy Chairman of the Equitas Trust and a non-executive Director of Equitas. He became the Chairman of the Equitas Trust in 2014. He was a member of the Council of Lloyd’s from 1996 to 1997 and 2009 to 2016. He was Chairman of the ALM from 1998 to 2009.