President's Message

  • Phil Beattie, BA(hons) Adv Dip CILA ACII Chartered Insurer
  • President

The Insurance Institute of Liverpool (IIL) has a long and illustrious history, dating back to when it was formed in 1907. To be nominated as the 2020 President of the IIL is truly an honour and I hope to be able to live up to the high standards that have been set by past presidents. I am very pleased that Joe Carr has been nominated as Deputy President and look forward to working with Joe and the rest of the council. Also congratulations to Emma Lynch who had a very successful term as President and will be a hard act to follow.

At the time of writing this, the start of my presidency couldn’t have started in more unprecedented circumstances. The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in ways that we couldn’t imagine. As a council our priority has been to ensure we do everything we can to protect the health and well-being of our local members. This has unfortunately meant that we have had to cancel some planned events. We are looking forward to when things can get back to normal but in the meantime are exploring other ways we can continue to support our members.

The IIL council is made up of dedicated volunteers and I’m always impressed by the enthusiasm and energy of council members. Some have been involved with council for many years and we also have new joiners this year who I’m looking forward to working with. If you are interested in finding out more and joining our council then please get in touch.

During my time as President I want to ensure that IIL maintains its traditions but also that we can support and engage with our members in a modern way. Thanks to our own council historian Tracey Fisher, we know that the objectives set for IIL when it was found in 1907 were to promote and further insurance knowledge and education, to support the Insurance Charities and to provide sport and entertainment for members of insurance companies of Liverpool. This is not to dissimilar to what the objectives are today, and we hope to do it in a way that many of you find engaging.

We are always looking for feedback so if you want to talk to me or one of the other council members please get in touch. Please keep an eye on our website where we will provide all of the latest information on activity and events.

In the meantime, I hope you all stay safe and well and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible when it is safe to do so.