RSA has launched its Broker Leader Programme for 2021, revealing nine new up-and-coming candidates.
To adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme will be conducted virtually this year, a statement from the insurer said. The seven-month programme has trained more than 60 brokers since it was established in 2015.
The training course, accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, will train promising individuals from RSA’s key broking partners in areas such as leadership, strategy and business planning, change management and financial management. This, RSA said, will help equip them with the skills needed to excel in the general insurance industry.
Each candidate will be partnered with a senior RSA employee, who will act as their mentor. To complete the course, the candidates will present their business plans for feedback and support from a panel composed of RSA executives and a sponsor from their own firm.
The nine individuals chosen for the Broker Leader Programme are:
- Verity Bradley, Zego
- John Child, Reich Group
- Deniz Djemal, Clear Insurance Ltd
- Katie Freemantle, FSB Insurance Service
- David Hadkiss, DCJ Group (GRP)
- David Hale, Sutton Winson
- Ben Hutson, Luker Rowe
- Jasmine Mitchell, Cherry Godfrey Insurance Services Limited
- Robin Woodcock, Towergate
“We recognised, back when the programme started in 2015, the responsibility we have to help develop future leaders, not only within our own business, but also from our partners,” said Rob Gibbs, managing director for commercial lines, RSA. “Bringing through future leaders is essential in ensuring the UK continues to have a world beating, thriving and competitive insurance market. I’m delighted to welcome this year’s cohort on to the programme, which will be delivered virtually for the first time.”