Our Leadership

You’re not simply a policy number at FM Global. You’re much more.

As a client, you become an owner in our mutual company. So, unlike at most companies, our clients have a voice in how we perform and manage. 

Our rigorous corporate governance program is made up of a board of directors, eight advisory boards, and five risk management executive councils. But most importantly, board-appointed clients also have a seat on the advisory and regional councils, and provide a vital perspective that inspires our long-term strategy.

  • Thomas A. Lawson

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Corporate Headquarters, United States

    Tom Lawson, a recognized expert in industrial manufacturing risk, leads the strategic and operational direction of FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

    Lawson has been with the company for more than 35 years and was named chairman in 2018 after being appointed president and CEO in 2014. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and provided oversight of the company’s global operations. Having held a variety of leadership positions, Lawson previously served as senior vice president, engineering and research; vice president, operations manager, forest products; field vice president and operations underwriting manager; and regional engineering manager.

    At the helm of a nearly 200-year-old company that insurers more than one-third of the Fortune 1000, Lawson champions a philosophy based on three core values—loyalty, empowerment and mutual respect. He believes these values are key to retaining the best clients and the best employees.

    Lawson is a graduate of Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., USA, with a bachelor of science in occupational safety, and Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania executive education program, Philadelphia, Penn., USA. He serves on the board of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).