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Annual General Meeting

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Insurance Institute took place on Wednesday 30 June 2021. The meeting was held virtually, reaching hundreds of members from the UK and across the world.

The AGM was chaired by CII Chair, Helen Phillips. CII President Julie Page reflected on her priorities for the year, including her focus on Meeting Unmet Needs and the launch of the President’s Forum. Sian Fisher provided a business report including how the CII had performed against the goals of the 2015 manifesto, as well as the challenges which the Institute had faced during 2020.

At the meeting, Members elected Peter Blanc, Group CEO of Aston Lark, as President for 2022, and Russell Higginbotham, CEO Reinsurance Asia and Regional President Asia at Swiss Re, as Deputy President for 2022. All resolutions were passed and a full breakdown of the results can be found to the right of this page.

The panel responded to questions from Members on a wide range of topics, including the Personal Finance Society, diversity and inclusion, financial matters, examination issues and the CII’s international role. Answers to questions raised at the AGM can be found to the right of this page alongside the CEO's Report.

A request to consider additional business, including a series of detailed discussion items and two motions, was put forward by two Members on the day of the AGM. While several of the topics and questions raised were addressed during the meeting there was no mechanism to hold a full discussion on the day.

The Chair committed that the views of the wider Membership would be taken as part of consultations on membership matters, and the Board subsequently announced a wide membership consultation and engagement initiative. The consultation seeks to ensure that all views are heard, and the CII’s forward vision is fully informed by members insights. 

The CII’s Annual Report for 2020 is also available to view online at

 The 2021 AGM Video recording