Amid the expanse and expense of BIBA 2019, the annual extravaganza for insurance brokers, the association has taken the opportunity to make a series of announcements – and they’re big ones.
Look no further than its introduction this morning of a new chair – former Insurance Minister and current board member, Jonathan Evans.
Made on stage by outgoing chair Lord Hunt of Wirral, whose tenure ends in December, the declaration sees the previous chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance take up the position from January, 2020.
“We are delighted that Jonathan has agreed to take the position of chair,” said Steve White, BIBA CEO. “He has already served on our board for one year as a non-executive director and his experience, credentials and insights will certainly help BIBA to continue to lead the way.
“He takes up the reins from David (Hunt) who I am sorry to see stand down. He has helped steer BIBA very successfully over the last six years through some times of enormous change.”
Evans commented that he was “delighted” to take the role and wanted to continue BIBA’s “successful trajectory.” A trajectory that includes another new appointment today.
Incoming is Caroline Barr, taking on the role of non-executive director to the main board. The respected former civil servant, who is a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, offers vast experience.
“Caroline has had broad experience, either in or cutting across our sector and will bring a fresh viewpoint to our table,” added White. “I am looking forward to working with her, learning from her involvement in policy making, Government and lobbying to shape BIBA’s future strategy.”