President's Message

I am honored and thrilled to be appointed as President of the Insurance Institute of Cardiff.  Having working in the insurance industry for 22 years, I have a great passion for the sector and the opportunities it has afforded me, allowing the promotion of engagement, inclusivity and networking with a professional body of individuals.

Throughout my term as President, I will be focusing on reintroducing face to face events, promoting succession planning and increasing engagement with members and local employers.  And of course, promoting this unique industry as a professional career option for individuals. 

Over the past two years, our industry has proven once again how resilient we are, having adapted brilliantly to the challenges and barriers we faced as the pandemic took hold. Having embraced technology and new ways of communicating with clients and colleagues in a completely new landscape, at the end of the day it was the people who continued to serve their clients and support their colleagues.

Our Institute were equally as resilient, continuing to provide members with relevant and topical CPD topics for both General Insurance and PFS members, whilst being as supportive as possible at every opportunity.

We will be looking to reintroduce social events which have always provided an opportunity of networking, relationship building and development to members and we will be holding our first Annual Dinner in two years on 31st March 2023.  This will include the launch of a new recognition programme for the Institute which will consist of three awards (details to be released over the coming months). I am keen to re-engage relationships with local employers to understand how we can support them and their employees.

My chosen charity is Eye to Eye Counselling Wales, a counselling service for children and young people across RCT.  Eye to Eye provide support in local schools, communities, clubs and other services as required.  Recently, Eye to Eye have provided much needed help and support to Ukraine families who have moved to the area.  My aim is to raise £1500 over my term, which will provide approximately 50 additional support/counselling sessions to children and young people in our local communities.  To assist with this, I will be taking on the challenge of climbing Pen Y Fan later this year, something I have always strived to achieve but have never put into action, Whilst this will be a challenge for me, it’s one I cannot wait to complete with some fellow members and colleagues who will be supporting me in this challenge.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding our institute or if you are interested in joining our council.

Kind regards,

Lisa Winter