BIBA names Francis Perkins Award winner

Awardee recognised for "incredible contribution"

BIBA names Francis Perkins Award winner

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

On the first day of The BIBA Conference 2023, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) announced Alec Finch as this year’s Francis Perkins Award winner.

“The judges selected Alec because of his incredible contribution to BIBA and broking through 12 years of longstanding commitment on BIBA’s main board and regional committee,” noted BIBA in an emailed release. “Alec also helped establish and was a member of the initial steering committee of the Insurance Broking Standards Council – later incorporated into BIBA.”

Named after BIBA’s first chair, the award recognises members who give their time and energy to promote the causes of the insurance broking sector.

“Alec absolutely deserves this recognition,” commented BIBA chief executive Steve White. “During a career spanning 60 years he was described as a visionary – an accolade he lived up to from his 20s when he set up his first business, going on to develop the Worldwide Broker Network and being instrumental in the development of broker standards, now incorporated into BIBA as the Insurance Brokers’ Standards Committee.

“In his time on BIBA’s greater Manchester and West Pennine committee and our main board, he offered wise counsel and guidance and demonstrated great passion for our sector. He is a worthy winner, and the insurance industry has been lucky to have him.”

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