Meet the RSA Broker Leader Programme Class of 2019 (pictured), which UK chief executive Scott Egan (pictured, second from left) is confident “will go on to do great things in the industry.”
Following an intensive six-month training programme, 10 promising participants from RSA’s key broking partners have gained skills such as business planning, strategy development, leader communications, and change management.
These are Nick Ellis of Alan & Thomas Insurance; Laura Davies, Aston Lark; Allan Wheeldon and Philippa Leake, Towergate; Paul Worton, Jelf; Marsha Matthew, SEIB; Paul Huntley, Erskine Murray; Amy King, Basil Fry; Joe Perry, Sutton Wilson; and Howden’s Emma Tildesley.
This is the fourth edition of the broker leader programme, which is CPD accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Egan, who moved from his chief financial officer role to become RSA UK boss last month, led this year’s graduation ceremony.
“The strength of RSA’s commercial business lies in the strength of our broker relationships, who are critical partners in bringing our expertise to market and helping us gain the trust of our customers,” commented Egan, who was “delighted to have been able to meet the brilliant participants.”
He added: “We are committed to maintaining and growing long-term partnerships with brokers by supporting the development of their talented future leaders.”
Lee Mooney, UK regions director for RSA’s Commercial Risks Solutions, concurred and said enhancing broker relationships is a core part of the insurance group’s plan.
“Attracting diverse, talented people into insurance and being able to offer them ongoing professional development is vital for the future of our industry,” noted Mooney.
“We’re committed to supporting our partners and not least our people to develop the skills and expertise they need to succeed and drive our industry forward for the benefit of our customers.”