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Nominations committee

Ensures that the processes used in governance appointments are consistent with good practice.

Provides full consideration to the succession planning of the CII's Board and committees to ensure that the processes used in governance appointments are consistent with good practice.

The Nominations Committee ("Noms") membership comprises an independent chair supported by the President "Robert Fletcher ACII, DipPFS, Chartered Insurer", Deputy President "John Moore MBE, ACII, Chartered Insurance Broker" and a Board member selected from the Local Institute Regional Constituency members on the Representative Council, "Rosemary Beaver FCII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner".

With effect from January 2014, Karen Carlton MA,D Univ., CFCIPD, MIOD is the current independent Chair of the CII's Nominations Committee. For eight years she was Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland (Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland) a position from which she retired in May 2012 and is currently a Board member and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and a member of the Audience Council Appointments Panel of the BBC in Scotland.           

Karen is Managing Partner of Carlton Edgar a consultancy advising on the development directors, board composition and governance arrangements.

Further information on the broad timing of the selection process for governance appointments can be obtained from the Legal & Secretariat Department on 020 7417 3584.

Alternatively by post from: 

The Legal & Secretariat Department
The Chartered Insurance Institute
20 Aldermanbury
London EC2V 7HY

The recruitment process

The recruitment process is underpinned by the nine principles of: 

  • Objectivity
  • Transparency
  • Choice
  • Merit
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Proportionality
  • Diversity

Honorary Fellowship and Fellows of the CII

Nominations for Honorary Fellowship for consideration by the Nominations Committee of the CII should in the first instance be sent to:

The Legal & Secretariat Department
The Chartered Insurance Institute
20 Aldermanbury
London EC2V 7HY

It is recommended that your nomination should follow the format of the nomination form and details of the criteria, eligibility and process are as follows:

Pdf icon small Criteria, Eligibility and Process »

Pdf icon small Nomination for Honorary Fellowship »


CII Vice Presidents

What is a Vice President?

A Vice President occupies an honorary, un-paid, non executive role, whose primary function is to support the President through promoting the President's theme for the year and otherwise to act as an advocate and ambassador for and on behalf of the Institute. In certain cases (see advertised vacancies below), in addition to the above, the Vice President will also have a specific area of expertise and will have a bespoke job description, such as for example in the role of Vice President for Local Institutes.  

The essence of the post is that a Vice President must be ready, willing and able to provide assistance when requested. This may take many forms including representing the Institute and its President at Local Institute dinners; providing in depth support and advice for the purposes of professional examinations and assessments or Continuing Professional Development; chairing boards and committees; leading working parties or simply making strategic introductions to people or entities with whom little or no current relationship exists.

There is a self imposed informal limit of twenty Vice President's, in any one year.

All Vice Presidents are proposed to the AGM and are elected to post for a one year term. By agreement of the members in General Meeting this may be renewed for further terms, up to a maximum of six terms of one year.

How are Vice Presidents appointed?

There are two possible routes.

The first is appointment by the Board of the CII of its own volition. The second is new and is currently undergoing a pilot trial. This is via a generally advertised recruitment process and this was used in the case of the Vice President for Local Institutes.

Route 1 - Appointments by the Board

The Board via the Nominations Committee maintain a pool of potential appointees.  Any member of the CII may make suggestions for additions to this pool on two conditions:

a)     The suggestion is made on a "blind" basis, that is to say without the knowledge of the person suggested and

b)     A member may not nominate him or herself.

Liaising with the President and the Chief Executive, the independently chaired Nominations Committee will consider the needs of the Institute and may approach any one or more of the pool as the current needs of the CII dictate. Having established the willingness to serve, the matter is referred to the Board in the form of a recommendation. The Board has final say and may make any appointment mid-year, with the Vice President concerned being presented to the next following AGM for their appointment and re-appointment for the following year, to be ratified by the members.

Route 2 - Generally advertised vacancies

This works in exactly the same way as a recruitment process for a job with an employer. This is used only where there is a substantial and discrete function requiring an input from the prospective Vice President, defined by an estimated number of input/ activity hours required each year. The Vice President for Local Institutes is a current example and the subject of the current pilot.

Broadly the vacancy is advertised with the Nominations Committee having agreed the advert, the job description, job specification and composition of the interviewing panel.

The advertising and administration will be undertaken by the Legal & Secretariat Department who will be in charge of running the process but not participating in the recommendation decision. A member of the Secretariat team will be on hand at the interview however in order to answer any technical queries arising.

The final recommendation of the interview panel will then be referred to the Board for endorsement. The Board may make the appointment mid-year subject to ratification at the next following AGM.

Any suggestions for future Vice Presidents should be marked as confidential and sent in writing to:

The Director of Legal & Secretariat Department
The Chartered Insurance Institute
20 Aldermanbury
London EC2V 7HY

Any suggestions for suitable candidates will be acknowledged but no further correspondence can be entered into. Please ensure that the suggestions are submitted on a "blind" basis i.e. without the knowledge of the person concerned. 

A current list of CII Vice Presidents are as follows:

Pdf icon small CII Vice Presidents » 



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