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BIBA reveals board changes

BIBA reveals board changes | Insurance Business

BIBA reveals board changes

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has today announced a series of changes to its main board which consists largely of members who serve a maximum term of six years.

Several members have held their seats since the beginning and have now reached the end of the maximum term, prompting the changes. BIBA chair Jonathan Evans said that this structure has contributed to its overall effectiveness, and that having members on its board has allowed BIBA to understand where best to focus its resources.

“I am immensely grateful to those brokers who have helped steer us for the last six years and wish them continued success,” Evans said. “We welcome the new board members and the contributions and indeed challenges they will bring to help BIBA navigate the coming years.”

Among the key changes initiated by BIBA is the move of Paul Dickson, CEO of Innovation Broking to take up the position of chair of the Smaller Brokers Advisory Board, with Karen Weir of Weir Insurance as his deputy chair. Dickson and Weir have been appointed to the BIBA board in place of Andrew Gibbons of Mason Owen and Ashley Rogoff of Ashley Page.

“I am looking forward to continuing to work with BIBA and help represent the hundreds of smaller brokers in the UK who operate at the ‘coalface’ of serving UK businesses,” Weir said. “I’m delighted to be an active part of the work BIBA does for members.”

Meanwhile, to represent the interests of larger brokers, Carl Evans, group CEO at Griffiths & Armour is taking over from Peter Blanc of Aston Lark to lead the Larger Brokers’ Advisory Board, while Jane Kielty, MD of Aon’s UK retail business has taken over from Paul Anscombe of Seventeen Group at the helm of BIBA’s Insurance Brokers’ Standard Council and has also joined the board.

“I am delighted to be joining the BIBA board and will do everything in my power to help to raise the profile, standards and value of brokers as well as trying to make sure that we provide the voice and support that smaller brokers need to ensure we preserve the diversity of strength and expertise that we have within our profession,” she said.

Chris Rolland, group CEO of travel insurance specialist AllClear, is taking the position of chair of the Networks and MGA Advisory Board from Tim Ryan of Ryan’s Insurance. He said he is particularly energised to help raise the profile of brokers and BIBA’s important campaigning issues.

BIBA, meanwhile, has also made an internal appointment to the board with Lindsay Campell being appointed to the new role of conference director, a main board position. Campbell has more than 20 years’ experience managing BIBA’s annual conference and exhibition while in the role of executive assistant and company secretary, and said she is looking forward to being able to impart some of the knowledge she has built up throughout her career to help represents members’ interests.

On the subject of this internal appointment, Steve White said: “Lindsay makes an outstanding contribution to BIBA. Her appointment to the board comes as she calls on her vast experience to take on operational responsibility for our annual conference.”