President's Message

  • President

I am honoured and delighted to be elected to serve as the latest President of the Bournemouth Institute, starting in our Centenary year 2022. 

I would like to thank Paul Dyer for his leadership and dedication during the very challenging last two years, throughout Covid 19 and beyond which has further strengthened and enhanced what we can do for you, our members, even when traditional ways of meeting were not available, and I am very much looking forward to bringing the IIB back to a ‘business as usual’ footing. With the excellent, dedicated Council that we have, this will be a pleasure.

As an Associate of the CII and a Fellow of the PFS I am very keen that all our members can get the best experience from their CII membership and we look forward to working ever more closely with our colleagues at Hants & Dorset PFS, whilst still making sure we support our insurance members in the way we always have.

During the coming year, our priorities will be to:

- Continue to deliver an engaging quality event programme of CPD events for both our CII and PFS members, promoting the benefits of professional qualifications for all.

- Encourage and support our younger members more and encourage them to play an active role in the institute and wider community.

- Work with local educational bodies and other liked minded organisations to promote what we do, encourage more networking and continue to offer active support.

As ever, the Bournemouth Institute is run by a diverse dedicated group of industry professionals offering a range of key local benefits. These include:

- Technical and regulatory seminars, and training courses.

- Career guidance, mentoring and knowledge services.

- Social and networking activities.

- Community engagement initiatives.

- Local news and information.

- Local institute events tend to range from one hour seminars to full day training courses covering a variety of technical and soft skill subjects. 

All of these events can count towards your CPD requirements and needs. 

We communicate with our membership through the distribution of regular e-flyers so please ensure that we have your correct email address which you can check by logging on to the main CII website at or join our Insurance Institute of Bournemouth group on LinkedIn or Facebook. 

I hope you will also want to play an active role in what we do, remembering everything we do is for the benefit of our members, our industry and the wider community.

Chris Bibb ACII, FPFS, Certs CII (MP&ER), Certs PFS (DM&Securities)

Chartered Financial Planner