Are changes afoot at the American Club now that Dorothea Ioannou has taken the reins as chief executive of the insurance mutual’s management company?

While she makes history as the first woman to lead a protection and indemnity club, she pointed out that her ascension on 1 August was part of a succession plan that was years in the making.

After becoming global head of business development at the American Club in 2015, she comes in with a strategy that she has had a hand in making for years.