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Honorary fellowship

Honorary Fellowship was introduced with the CII's founding charter in 1912. It's terms have been reviewed over the years most recently in 2001 when the current scheme was re-launched and adopted by the AGM of 2002.

The general ethos of the Honorary Fellowship is based on the analogous concept of honorary degrees from British universities.  Honorary degrees are an academic degree for which a university has waived the usual examination requirements and is often awarded to someone with no prior connection with the university.

Usually such a degree is conferred to honor a distinguished contribution to a specific field, or more generally to society.

In the case of Honorary Fellowship of the CII, the Chartered Insurance Institute as the world's leading professional body in Insurance and Financial Services, recognises that we as a body of members do not have all the answers and that contributions are made to this great industry by colleagues and leaders who perhaps qualified with other institutions or exceptionally may have no formal qualifications at all.

The important point however is that an exceptional contribution has been made either to the industry itself or more specifically to the Institute and that this is now recognised and warmly celebrated by the Institute.

The current criteria considered by the Nominations Committee includes suitable academic/ professional qualifications and or persons with exceptional experience and or pre-eminence in their field.

General procedural oversight of the process is by the independently chaired Nominations Committee and potential candidates for consideration may be referred to the Secretary of the Nominations Committee at Aldermanbury by any member of the Institute. Nominations may only be made on behalf of individuals who are themselves either non members of the Institute or if members then those who are not deemed "qualified members" as defined in the bye-laws.

No individual may nominate him or herself and all nominations  must be submitted on a "blind" basis which is to say without the knowledge of the person being nominated. Apart from initial acknowledgement regretfully no further correspondence can be entered into with respect to any particular nomination.

Nominating Honorary Fellows


Pdf icon small Criteria, Eligibility and Process »

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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


Honorary Fellows of the CII


David McIntosh QC(Hon) - Former independent Chair - Professional Standards Board 


Charles Philipps - Chief Executive, Amlin PLC

David Slade - Chairman, Perkins Slade Ltd.


Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE - Chairman, Lloyd's

Sir David Prosser - Former Group Chief Executive, Legal & General

Ken Davy - Chair, Simply Biz Services plc

Fay Goddard - Deputy Director General, AIFA

Stewart Ritchie OBE - Director (Pensions Development), Scottish Equitable plc

Keith Satchell - Group Chief Executive, Friends Provident & Chairman, ABI

Chris Woodburn - Former Chief Executive, General Insurance Standards Council


Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral, MBE

Rt Hon Frank Field, MP

John Greenway, MP

Walter Merricks, CBE

Nick Prettejohn

John Coomber

Bob Scott CBE

Professor David Rhind CBE

Robert Bulling

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