Today, the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has announced the appointment of Aon UK chief executive Julie Page (pictured) to the role of president of the CII. Page, who worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years at a wide range of businesses, was made CEO of Aon UK in 2018 and directly leads Aon’s commercial risk, health and affinity businesses.
She is a member of the Confederation of British Industry’s Presidents Committee and the Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel. Previous roles have included as a committee member of [email protected] and the Dive-In Festival, and a non-executive board director role at BIBA. She also served as deputy chair at BIBA before standing down in July 2019.
Speaking about her appointment, Page said: “At any time, it would be a privilege to be appointed as president of the CII; but now, with the unprecedented health crisis and economic interruption caused by Covid-19, the need for us to continue to focus on trust in our products and services increases both the privilege and responsibility I feel in accepting this honour.
She noted how pleased she is by the opportunity this role gives her to work with the best minds from all sides of this profession and said she is excited to find ways to accelerate efforts within the industry to respond to customer needs.
It was in April that CII announced its decision to extend the term of former president Nick Turner, sales and agency director of NFU Mutual, after it was forced to delay its annual AGM due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AGM has instead taken place today, and in addition to Page’s appointment, it has seen Peter Blanc appointed to the role of deputy president. Blanc serves as group CEO at Aston Lark and as non-executive chairman at Hastings Insurance Services Ltd.
Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, said: “I would like to thank Nick for extending his tenure as President during these challenging times and for his focus on building a greater level of consumer trust in our profession. I would also like to offer him the CII’s congratulations on his recent appointment as the next Group CEO of NFU Mutual to succeed after the retirement of the current CEO next April.
“I am delighted to have Julie as our new president and look forward to working with her on how our profession can unite to best serve society, both now and during less stressful times.”