LIIBA appoints new chair

Appointee admits predecessor will be "a tough act to follow"

LIIBA appoints new chair

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

The London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA) has named a new chair for the representative body.

Andy Bragoli (pictured above), the global head of placement at Howden, has been named for the role. His leadership transition occurred during a LIIBA board meeting on February 22, with Bragoli succeeding Alastair Swift of WTW, who had held the position since March 2022.

With a 27-year tenure at the global insurance group, Bragoli’s career also includes a directorship at Nelson, Hurst & Marsh from 1989 to 1997.

Christopher Croft, CEO of LIIBA, highlighted the significance of Bragoli’s appointment for the London broking community.

“Howden’s growth has made the firm an increasingly influential voice in the market, and Andy’s latest role as Howden’s head of global placement will only add to the valuable experience and perspective he already brings to broking issues. In addition, as Howden is privately owned, Andy understands the challenges and opportunities for the independent brokers who make up the majority of LIIBA’s membership,” Croft said.

Croft also thanked Swift for his contributions to LIIBA, calling him an “exceptional” chair who stepped up to the plate during the tail of the pandemic, steering the broking body through turbulent times.

Meanwhile, Bragoli expressed his enthusiasm for his new role, emphasising the importance of LIIBA’s work for the market and community. He also highlighted his new role amid Swift’s departure, calling the latter “a tough act to follow.”

“We are all privileged to be working in a unique environment which has responded strongly to client demand, embraced change and pushed innovation across a truly global platform but opportunity and challenge is always there in almost equal measure - so to have LIIBA in such a pivotal role for all shapes and size of member is a such an asset,” Bragoli said.

In January, LIIBA outlined its agenda for 2024, focusing on key initiatives such as preparing for potential governmental changes, promoting the return to in-person professional training, and encouraging young professionals to explore the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence.

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