President's Message

Welcome to the website of the Insurance Institute of Ipswich Suffolk and North Essex. I delighted to have been elected as the 93rd President, in this Institute’s 102nd year.

I have been a member of this Institute for over thirty five years, and have seen many changes over those years. Change is vital in any organisation, and I hope that during my term as President, I can both instigate new ideas, and bring more people and organisations together to drive Insurance and Financial Services forward as a Profession and a career option of choice.

Much of my career has been based in the Colchester area, which has traditionally sat between Ipswich and Chelmsford, both more established Insurance centres. Colchester is now coming mush more to the fore, with major employers in the town, and deserves more attention from our Institute. We will be developing a broad CPD programme in Colchester this year using our excellent venue at The Weston Homes Community Stadium. Great access from the A12 and Town Centre. There is even a park and ride bus. As a part of this initiative we will be developing the programme with some shared CPD events with our neighbouring Chelmsford Institute. I look forward to seeing as many members as possible at these events.

The CII has made great strides with engaging employers as Chartered Firms, and I am keen that those firms in our area using Chartered status also engage locally with our Institute to encourage individual members in Exams and CPD events as well as taking an active position on Council. This can only lead to a stronger Insurance community and more professionally engaged membership. For those employers not currently at Chartered status, I would really like you to see how engagement with CII at a local level can help develop your key personnel.

Peter Taylor
President at the Insurance Institute of Ipswich

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