President's Message

It is an honour to be nominated as the President of the Insurance Institute of Liverpool (IIL) for the 2021/22 period. The vote of confidence from fellow council members and the prestigious history of the IIL fills me with great pride. I hope I maintain the high professional standards set by former presidents. 

I am pleased that Jack Steel has been nominated as Deputy President. Jack’s enthusiasm and work ethic are an asset to council and I look forward to working with him and the rest of council over the next 12 months. 

Phil Beattie deserves a lot of credit. He has navigated the IIL through an unprecedented past 12 months as President during the pandemic.

The transition to online council meetings and CPD programme was seamless. The IIL also lost our CII regional support just as Phil’s presidency began, which added to the uncertainty for the months ahead.

Phil missed out on the face-to-face events, including the IIL annual dinner, due to the pandemic and handled it all with his usual professionalism and enthusiasm. Phil will definitely be a hard act to follow. 

The vaccination programme and the government’s intended time-frame for removing restrictions imposed due to the pandemic have filled everyone with hope and optimism for the coming months. 

It is my hope that we return to face-to-face events, coupled with the online events that have worked well over the past year, as soon as possible. 

The IIL council is a group of dedicated volunteers with valuable experience across the finance and insurance industries. We serve the membership by; supporting those who are currently studying for professional qualifications, encouraging future generations to join the finance and insurance industries, providing an educational/insightful CPD programme, supporting vulnerable industry members and providing social events when safe to do so. 

I would encourage anyone interested in joining council to get in touch. There are many rewarding roles within an accomplished group of volunteers. If you are interested in joining council then pleased contact either myself, Deputy President Jack Steel or Secretary Emma Lynch. 

I’m looking forward to the year ahead and hopefully meeting as many of you as possible. Wishing you all a healthy and happy 2021.