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Dave Smith biography

Employer member and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Dave Smith

Chartered Engineer

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Dave Smith is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman with several companies within the insurance sector, including Bupa, The AA, and Lockton companies. He chairs the Nominations and Remuneration Committee for the CII. 

His executive career was spent primarily with Eagle Star and Zurich, retiring as the CEO of the UK general insurance arm in 2015. During his time at Zurich he spent time as Managing Director of both commercial and personal lines businesses in the UK and worked across Europe as head of the broker practice. 

Dave was also a Non-Executive Director of Polaris, the general insurance sector standards and software body, for 10 years and Chairman from 2013 to 2015. 

Dave holds a degree in Applied Sciences and is a Chartered Engineer. 

In December 2015 he was honoured with the Insurance Industry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Insurance Times Awards.