GRiD, the body representing the group risk sector in the UK, has appointed Paul White as its new chairman, succeeding Steve Bridger.
White, who is the head of technical for Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, will take up his new role this month, according to a statement.
“Some 30% of employees in the UK benefit from participation in one or more group risk arrangements, which of course is great for them, but we have more to do and GRiD has an important role to play in that,” said White.
“Group risk has never been more needed, or indeed appreciated than right now, and we have an opportunity to build on this. From our work representing our members’ views in lobbying government and responding to consultation papers, through to raising awareness of the benefits of group risk to employers, and training members to help them deliver high quality advice, we’re incredibly proactive and it’s great to see the results.”
According to GRiD, under White’s leadership, it will work to promote group risk through a collective voice to government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers. It also participates in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.