BIBA CEO Steve White announces retirement

Timeline for departure revealed

BIBA CEO Steve White announces retirement

Insurance News

By Gia Snape

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s (BIBA) chief executive, Steve White, has announced that he will step down later this year.

White confirmed the news during a speech at the annual BIBA Conference in Manchester on Wednesday morning (May 10).

“I will be stepping down from the role of Chief Executive in the autumn and retiring,” he said. “I will do so with a heavy heart. But also, huge pride for what we have built at BIBA, and huge excitement and confidence for its future.”

Steve White’s legacy at BIBA

White has led the organisation for the last 10 years, becoming the longest-serving CEO in BIBA’s 47-year history.

A news release said he strengthened the association in terms of its financial position and governance structure, and helped BIBA become the “go to” place for brokers, politicians, media, and the regulator on insurance broker issues.

White also championed diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the association.

Under his leadership, the BIBA Conference has also grown significantly, becoming the largest insurance broking event in the UK and one of the biggest in the world.

“In my first opening conference address in 2013, I told you that BIBA is only as good as the quality and quantity of the engagement of its members. I encouraged members to not just join but to join in. Many did, and continue to do so, and we thank all the members for rising to that challenge,” White said.

BIBA chair Jonathan Evans expressed gratitude to White on behalf of the board and its members, for “steering the business steadily and successfully” through choppy waters.

“He will leave the business in rude health later this year,” Evans said.

The BIBA Board has formed a sub-committee to determine the process in selecting the new CEO.

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