“I am delighted and honoured to have been elected as CII president for 2023,” commented Higginbotham, who will be working closely with Blanc as part of the transition. “I look forward to commencing my term of office in January.”
As president of the professional body, Higginbotham will serve as chair of the CII President’s Forum. Set up in 2021, the President’s Forum examines new and emerging risks and how consumers’ unmet insurance needs can be addressed.
Meanwhile, Kingfisher Insurance’s insurer relations director Ian Callaghan has been named deputy president for next year. Looking forward to assuming the post, Callaghan thanked CII members for the support.
Also expressing gratitude was CII chief executive Alan Vallance, who stated: “I would like to thank Peter for his fantastic, continuing work as president and for his focus on the profession addressing the unmet needs of society and showing the true value of advice.
“I look forward to working closely with Russell as our new president and Ian as our new deputy president in 2023 on ways to raise public trust in the insurance and financial planning profession.”