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Ursuline Foley

Board Member & Strategic Advisor -


Ursuline (Urs) Foley has 35 years of global experience in Financial Services and Technology.  An accomplished executive, Urs served as Chief Corporate Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Managing Director with XL Group. She has proven leadership in driving company growth, expense containment and innovation strategies through success in multiple M&A integrations, diversifications, major complex business transformations, regulatory compliance and data privacy, shared service establishment and by leading technology, data & digital capabilities. Urs led large global high-performance teams for technology and specific operations for many years. Prior to XL Group, Urs held various technology positions at other Reinsurance, Financial brokerage, Shipping and Manufacturing firms. Urs lived and worked in Ireland, Bermuda and U.S. (citizen)

As XL’s Corporate Operations Officer, Urs led major complex transformations across; Finance, Investments, Claims, Actuarial, Risk, Reserving, HR, data & cyber/GDPR compliance. She also served on the Enterprise Risk, Crisis Management, Cyber, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity committees. As a Managing Director, Urs co-led advancing enterprise culture e.g. Diversity & Inclusion, Future Focused supported by Innovation and Digital, plus Insurtech due-diligence.

Urs was a member of XL’s U.S. legal entity boards for a few years. She is Chairman and prior President of  Westchester Fairfield Society for Information Management. She is on the board of  three university advisory boards and a professional services firm.  Historically, she chaired global industry standard committees (e.g. ACORD, BRMA, RAA). Urs is a sought after conference speaker on technology and data, plus has published articles over the years.

Urs holds a Bachelor of Science and Teaching Diploma from University College Cork, Ireland, Masters of Science from PACE University NYC and Technology Leadership certificate from Babson University Boston. Attended the NYC College of Insurance and the College of Finance.