President's Message

Hello and welcome to the Website for the Insurance Institute of Leicester (IIL).

The sole objective for local institutes is to represent and support the members in the local area. We are an open, friendly and a voluntary group of individuals who contribute their time to the successful running of your Institute.

I was truly honoured to be asked to consider the CII Presidency and had no hesitation in accepting. I have been involved in the Leicester Insurance market for my entire working life and it will be a privilege to serve as your President.

Following on from my predecessor’s recognition project for the ‘Next Generation’ I am looking to continue this work with the introduction of a mentoring scheme maximising youth versus experience.

I started my career as a trainee underwriter at Royal Insurance in Leicester moving on to Provincial Insurance (became AXA) before moving to Brokerbility as Operations Director. Not many people set out to have a career insurance, but I passionately believe in the value of the training and skills the profession provides us and in the real value to clients.

The institute and its work would not be possible without the support of its volunteers and their employers and to you all I say a huge thank you for your support in the past and for the help you’re going to be giving.

My hobbies and interests are varied including the Royal Air Force Air Cadets and Rugby. Look out for glimpses of both during my year. My chosen charity for the year is the Matt Hampson Foundation. Matt was a Leicester Tiger and England player who became a tetraplegic following a training accident and he’s establish a foundation and centre based on the ethos of “Get Busy Living”. Perhaps a lesson for us all. I am delighted to be taking this opportunity to rise fund and spread awareness of the great work they do.

Finally, I look forward to meeting and working with you all during my presidential year 2019/2020.