Honesty and integrity are embedded in everything we do at Kinsale. Upholding a culture of integrity and accountability is the foundation for our long-term success.


We believe good corporate governance is essential to the success of Kinsale. Our corporate governance practices are designed to support sustained value for all of our stakeholders under the direction of:

  • The Board of Directors
  • Executive management
  • Corporate governance policies

Our Board of Directors and its standing committees oversee Kinsale’s governance policies by engaging in regular dialogue with Kinsale’s executive management team.

We believe that there are certain fundamental elements necessary to create high-quality corporate governance:

Strong and Qualified Board of Directors – Our Board is comprised of directors who are savvy, accomplished veterans in our industry, drawing from their diverse backgrounds to enhance the quality of our Board’s interactions and decisions.

Defined Roles – The roles and responsibilities of the Board and executive management are clearly defined to avoid overlapping duties. We believe it is management’s duty to propose and implement strategic decisions, and the Board’s role to approve strategic direction and evaluate subsequent results.

Integrity and Ethical Dealing – Our Board endeavors to act in the best interests of Kinsale’s stakeholders by ensuring that their actions are directly connected to the business of our company and are carried out in good faith. In implementing these practices, we have adopted various policies such as a conflict-of-interest policy, a code of business conduct and ethics, and a whistle-blower policy.

Risk Management – In order to be successful, we must be able to identify and assess potential risks, such as financial, operational, and legal risks. Our executive management team has developed a risk control system to identify, assess, mitigate, and monitor risks. Our Board oversees these efforts through Kinsale’s governance policies, its standing committees, and by engaging in regular dialogue with the executive management team.

Accountability and Transparency – Our Board is answerable to our stockholders and other stakeholders of Kinsale. We believe in timely and accurate disclosure of information to our stockholders and stakeholders on issues such as our financial position, performance, and governance. In addition, we believe in effective monitoring of management to ensure accountability and transparency.

Our primary corporate governance policies are addressed in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which is applicable to all our directors, officers, employees, and contractors and our Corporate Governance Guidelines that assists our Board in the exercise of its oversight responsibilities. This code is designed to deter wrongdoing and to promote:

  • honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships
  • full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that we file with, or submit to, the SEC and in other public communications made by us
  • compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations
  • prompt reporting of violations of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and accountability for adherence to this policy

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our Corporate Governance Guidelines are available on our Documents & Charters page.


To ensure awareness of our values, all employees and contractors must complete our Policy Certification Program during our onboarding process and again on an annual basis. Topics covered under the Policy Certification Program include:

  • Anti-corruption & anti-bribery
  • Anti-retaliation
  • Anti-trust laws
  • Competition & fair dealing practices
  • Confidential information & intellectual property
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Insider trading
  • Misconduct investigations

Reporting Concerns

Kinsale encourages employees to report any activity that causes concern with respect to our ethics standards. Employees may report any illegal or unethical conduct, or regulatory compliance concerns by:

  • Contacting their manager, another manager, Human Resources representative, or the Chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee;
  • Calling a toll-free number; or
  • Using the online portal.

We have an “anti-retaliation” policy for employees who report illegal or unethical behaviors to management in good faith. Any confirmed retaliation is treated with disciplinary action, which can include termination. In cases where an employee does not wish to be identified, any issues or concerns can be anonymously reported through an independent, third-party hotline. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reports can also be made anonymously through the online portal.