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CII New Generation Group 2017 launched

Over forty future insurance leaders are beginning their training as part of the Chartered Insurance Institute's (CII) flagship talent programme: the New Generation Group. The 2017 class come from across the profession and the UK, with representatives from the likes of Aviva, Allianz, Markerstudy, Marsh, the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) and Zurich, among others. 

The New Generation talent programme helps develop future leaders and provides participants with the opportunity to make a difference to the future of their profession across claims, underwriting, insurance broking and the London Market.

Previous groups have delivered projects that have challenged industry thinking and raised issues that impact customer outcomes from the ramifications of the Consumer Insurance Act through to the need to monitor stress claims and collaborate during surge, as well as an award-winning protocol to improve the sharing of fraud data. The most recent project output was a call for action to fill the gap in reputational risk protection for small and medium-size enterprises (SME) and this autumn research on fracking, vulnerable customers and cyber terrorism will be published.

This year's programme will include:

  • A session in Parliament hosted by Craig Tracey MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services on understanding how to influence change;

  • A 'behind-closed doors' session with the Financial Conduct Authority to help the participants understand how the regulator goes about its task;

  • A full day of being interviewed on camera to learn essential presentation skills and to help understand how the media works.

Ant Gould, Director of Faculties, at the CII, said: "I'm really looking forward to hearing what the class of 2017's views are on driving change in the profession. Along with helping them develop new contacts and networks the programme will give them a broader understanding of the insurance sector and provide them with the opportunity to learn key management and project skills - such as how to organise themselves, manage divergent interests and egos and build contacts within and outside of their own company, specialism and industry.

Sarah Rowan Dip CII, Head of Regional and National Broker Underwriting, UK Personal Lines at Zurich Insurance and alumnus of the 2016 New Generation Group added:  "It has been a great experience over the last year, providing access into key industry bodies and leaders and giving hands on experience in working through complex industry challenges.  I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking to gain wider industry experience and set themselves up for the future."

For more information about the New Generation programme, visit: /events/new-generation-programme and for information on recent output visit:/knowledge/new-generation 

Participants in the 2016/17 New Generation Group programme are:

Underwriting Faculty Group

Jane Anderson Dip CII, Chubb

Jamie Canning ACII, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Billi Cobley ACII, Allianz

Ryan Davies ACII, NFU Mutual

Eamonn Geoghegan ACII, Axa UK

Nicholas Keenan Dip CII, RSA

Peter Mapstone ACII, Covea Insurance

Jon Marsh ACII, Aviva

Irene Melloncelli ACII, China Taiping Insurance UK

Pete Menary Dip CII, Legal & Contingency

Stephanie Reakes Dip CII, DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company

Michelle Smith Dip CII, LV=

Alex Tong ACII, Zurich Insurance

Claims Faculty New Generation Group

Kylie Beckingham ACII, NFU Mutual

Roger Comer ACII, Ageas Insurance

James Curran ACII, Markerstudy

Sophie Gibbins Dip CII, Crawford & Company

Joe Jarvis ACII, York RSG International

Lorna Perry ACII, Zurich Insurance

Fiona Salusbury Dip CII, Motor Insurers' Bureau

Lucy Tovey ACII, Arthur J Gallagher

Ben Truseler ACII, Allianz

Damien Webster Dip CII, Cunningham Lindsey

Insurance Broking Faculty New Generation Group

Jakub Chalupczak ACII, Price Forbes & Partners

Anne Dalton FCII, Willis Towers Watson

Tim Hughes ACII, Berry Palmer & Lyle

Christopher John ACII, Miller Insurance Services

Selena Kearvell ACII,  Marsh & McLennan

Laura Patrick, JLT

Andrew Roberts ACII, Cheshire Insurance Brokers

William  Roffey ACII, Towergate

Tristan Sargeaunt Dip CII, Marsh

Mark Weatherup Dip CII, Lark Group

London Market New Generation Group

William Abbott ACII, Willis Re

Harold Buchanan ACII, Aon

Stephen Collins ACII, Dual International

Paul Harris ACII, Starr Companies

David Hayden-Case Dip CII, Zurich Insurance

Nicola Hilling ACII, Axa Insurance

William  Holden  ACII, Price Forbes & Partners

Laura Lacey ACII, Atrium Underwriters

John Rowan ACII, Chaucer

Jennifer Style ACII, Brit Insurance

Sydonie Williams ACII, Gen Re Global Marine





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