MGAA launches Chrysalis group to drive innovation and greater collaboration in the MGA sector
23 April 2018 - The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA), announces the launch of Chrysalis, a dedicated community to enable the MGA sector to share innovation and expertise, and represent the interests of the next generation of industry professionals.
The goal of Chrysalis is to enable the sector to develop more opportunities and action change through greater collaboration amongst those in the sector. The group will also seek to encourage entrepreneurship through mentoring and provide a platform for individuals to share insight, knowledge and expertise.
A steering group for Chrysalis has been established to drive its future direction. It includes members from 10 leading MGAs in London and the regions. The group is chaired by Katherine Snedden, Head of Compliance at DUAL Corporate Risks Ltd.
Katherine Snedden, speaking on the launch of the group, said: “Chrysalis will be much more than a networking group for MGAs. We want to represent not only the views and insights of the next generation, but also promote ongoing discussion on the future of the sector. We want to ensure that there is a platform for these individuals to speak on the sectors’ most impactful developments and potential disruptions. There is so much knowledge that can be gleaned from past, present and future members of the MGA sector, and Chrysalis aims to be a community that not only fosters engaging discussion but also creates action to support all in the sector.”
Peter Staddon, Managing Director of the MGAA, added: “It’s incredibly important for everyone in the sector to be able to thrive and grow. The group exists not only to support career development, but to enable those in the sector to benefit and learn from our combined experience. Chrysalis has the full support of the MGAA board and is aligned with the Association’s strategy to support the development of the sector’s talent. We’re pleased to also have the support of our member firms across the country.”