CII & BIBA Anglia Knowledge Forum

The Møller Centre, Cambridge
Thursday, 26 September 2019
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This will be the fourth of these annual events in the Anglia region where we engage with members over the major issues impacting our industry today.

This year, the Cambridge Insurance Institute and BIBA join forces once again to reach out to more individuals and firms. It’s a formidable team!

At this time we are all faced with similar issues and the scale and pace of change is enormous. If we are to thrive and have a future as a sector, and as individual businesses, we have to break repetitive patterns. We will need to accommodate, innovate, and overcome the impact from the challenges we face in the world today.

The 2019 Anglia Knowledge Forum will be looking at some of the many global challenges we have on a scale never before experienced. There will be advice, guidance and knowledge to help you to steer a positive approach to the future.

This event is set to provide some excellent key speakers, where you can enjoy sessions on an informative range of topics and technical discussions with our exhibitors, who offer information on a wide variety of first class insurance products that could benefit your clients as well as your business.

This event is open to both CII and BIBA members, as well as non-members. We are also offering Exhibiton stands at £250. If you wish to enquire further about a stand, please email

Come yourself, bring your staff or send a representative from your office. We are certain that it will be a great day.


08:30 – 09.30



Arrival, registration, refreshments and an opportunity to speak with scheme providers at their exhibition stands

Laura High

Laura is a Director at Yutree and heads up their underwriting division of specialising in the provision of exclusive liability and other commercial policies to other brokers.

Laura is Chair of BIBA Anglia Region and has recently become Deputy Chair and Director on BIBA Main Board.

9.30 – 10.30





Steve White, CEO BIBA

Steve was appointed BIBA’s Chief Executive in May 2013 and leads from the front, passionately promoting, assisting and understanding insurance brokers and their issues.

He has spent more than 40 years in the insurance industry, working for Orion Insurance Company, the General Insurance Standards Council and the Financial Services Authority, prior to joining BIBA in March 2004 as Head of Compliance & Training.

Steve sits on the Directors’ Committee of BIPAR (the European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries) and the Executive Committee of WFII (the World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries) Where he is able to appreciate and understand European and worldwide broker markets. He is also a board member of the CII’s Society of Insurance Brokers.

He can be seen often catching up with brokers and speaking at industry events and when not immersed in insurance is a big sports fan especially of Arsenal and the NFL – the American Football League and a music lover with eclectic tastes.

Graeme Trudgill, Executive Director BIBA

Graeme began his career in broking in 1989 and he joined BIBA in 2001. Graeme heads up the BIBA Policy Team which incorporates corporate affairs, technical services and communications and sits on the main BIBA board.

He personally leads BIBA’s Public Affairs lobby with Government having given written and oral evidence to the House of Commons and the House of Lords and he is the author of the BIBA Manifesto.

He is regularly a source of expertise for journalists and often appears on radio and TV programmes promoting UK insurance brokers and the benefits of insurance.

He sits on BIBA’s Insurance Brokers’ Standards and Brexit Committees as well as on the CBI Trade Association Council, Insurance Fraud Taskforce and the SEUK TrustSeal Expert Advisory Panel. He also participates in many industry/Government joint working groups and panels.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

10:30 -11:00

Exhibition & refreshments

11:00 – 11:45


David Sparkes- Head of Compliance & Training, BIBA

David has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry and since 2002 has focused on insurance broking compliance. During that time David led a group's firms through authorisation, as well as providing technical compliance advice to a number of firms, from the international to the very small, on UK regulations.

David is able to bring a 'regulatory mind-set' to his role at BIBA (which he took up in August 2013) having spent a number of years at the Financial Services Authority where he focused on insurance broker supervision.

11:45 -12:15



Kevin Hancock ACII - Chartered Insurance Broker

Kevin is Managing Director of Yutree Insurance. Yutree is based in Newmarket and is a commercial insurance broker and underwriting agency offering commercial solutions for clients and brokers.

Prior to Yutree, Kevin was responsible for the development of underwriting facilities and niche products across a major UK broking business following the sale of his previous insurance business to that firm.

Kevin is a former Director of the British Insurance Brokers Association and was chair of BIBA's General Insurance Brokers Committee before becoming the inaugural chair of the Smaller Brokers’ Advisory Board.

Late in 2018, the Chartered Insurance Institute formed the Society of Insurance Broking – the professional body dedicated to those working in the insurance broking sector. The core objective of the Society is to improve consumer confidence and trust in the profession. Kevin is the inaugural chair of the SIB. He also chairs the national Broker Panel for Pool Re, the government-backed reinsurer for terrorism cover in the UK.

Heavily involved in the local business community, Kevin sits on the committee of the Newmarket Festival organising community based events raising funds for local good causes. He was the founder of the Newmarket Network and, more recently, the Anglia Business Club.

Kevin lives near Newmarket with his partner, Laura, with three children and a giant cat. He is a driver for and owner of Jemco Racing, a motor racing team competing in the UK and Europe. He is also into rugby, scuba diving and cricket.

12:15 – 13:00


Graham Gordon – Senior Marketing Manager, Global Telematics, and Lexis Nexis.

Graham joined LexisNexis Risk telematics team in 2016 and has led several key data and analytics initiatives, including forming much of the early analysis and commercial understanding of the value of driver behaviour in the commercial fleet and business car sector.

In this session :-

· An overview of what telematics actually means, the benefits to both the consumer and the insurer and why telematics is so high on the industry’s agenda

· Understand why and how to reposition automotive insurance as a force for good

· Look at consumer segmentation, attitudes and redefining the addressable marker for usage-based insurance

Review the next generation of data attributes that insurers will be using to score and price, delivered at point of quote

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and exhibition

14:00 – 14:45


Claire Russell – CEO, Mental Health in Business, founder, trainer, speaker and coach

Claire is one of the founders of Mental Health in Business Ltd and her vision is to lead a global shift in mental health, especially in the work place. With her fellow directors she is passionate about helping to effect change by education, training and coaching; breaking down taboos and opening up the conversation about mental health. Aside from the work that she does in her business she is is a prolific speaker and continues to be a committed volunteer, giving much of her time to her local Samaritans branch.

Claire also has a long standing career in the insurance industry and she has been leading insurance businesses for over 20 years. She also brings this valuable business and industry experience to the work that she and her team does with their many clients in the insurance industry.

This session will focus on mental health in the workplace, what should businesses be considering and what action they should be taking. It will also ask:

  • What do we mean by Mental Health?

  • How do we begin to tackle Mental Health in the Workplace?

  • What standards should businesses be working to?

  • How can the insurance industry lead the way?

14.45 – 15:30





Eden Stewart – Senior Analyst, Pool Re

Eden joined Pool Re as an analyst on the Terrorism Research and Analysis team in October 2017. Prior to joining Pool Re, Eden worked as an intelligence analyst specialising in cybercrime. Eden holds a Master’s Degree in Security and Intelligence Studies from Brunel University, and a BA in History from the University of Leeds.

· Understanding of the evolution of terrorism in Great Britain.

· Insight into the terrorism landscape Great Britain.

· Consider recent UK terrorism incidents

· Ideology & extreme right wing terrorism.

· Potential target attack locations

· Future threat

15.30 – 16.00


16:00 CLOSE

Laura High

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  • Storey's Way
  • Cambridge
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

4 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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