The Importance of Qualifications & Networking

Ipswich Town Football Club
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Melissa Collett, Professional Standards Director, CII

My Career in Insurance: The Importance of Qualifications & Networking

Buffet lunch available at 12.00, with the session starting at 12.30, followed by a prize giving to students that successfully completed a qualification in 2018.

The event will be held in the Bobby Robson Suite.


Join us for a whistle stop tour of a career in insurance and how rewarding that can be.

Learning Objectives

By attending this event, delegates will be able to identify:

  • tips on career progression
  • how to network effectively
  • how your professional body can help your career


Melissa Collett is Professional Standards Director at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), leading its professional standards, ethics and conduct activity as a united profession across insurance and financial planning. She is also responsible for the professional body’s legal affairs, risk management, disciplinary matters and governance. She is keen to raise awareness of best practice and drive ethical behaviour through engagement with the profession and external stakeholders.

Melissa has an extensive background in consumer insurance and legal issues. She spent over a decade at the Financial Ombudsman Service, was a Director at Fairer Finance and sits as a Tribunal Judge. She is also qualified solicitor, and specialised in insurance law at Hogan Lovells. She is a frequent speaker at insurance conference and events, sits on judging panels, and is the author of numerous articles and publications on consumer insurance law subjects. She is currently a non-executive committee chair of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

When she’s not driving up professional standards, she likes to let her hair down playing electric guitar in a rock band.

  • Portman Road
  • Ipswich
  • IP1 2DA
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CII Accredited

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

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at