President's Message

Welcome to the Insurance Institute of Mid Kent.

I am incredibly proud and honoured to have been elected this year as President of the Institute of Mid Kent. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Owen Morse on his very successful presidency during very challenging and unusual circumstances, and I look forward to continuing to build upon the superb foundations that have been laid by him, our council and our former presidents.

I am fully committed to continuing to deliver standards, professionalism and trust to all of our local members, and also for us to continue to provide a wide range of online CPD events and social events in order to engage with as many of our members as possible. After a turbulent couple of years, my key priority for the forthcoming year is to see the return of face to face CPD and networking events, which will complement the continuation of our online CPD offering. I also want to continue to explore the facilitation of more of our events being hosted in the East Kent area, following the incorporation of the East Kent institute into the Mid Kent Institute, and therefore allowing us to ensure that we are catering events to meet the needs of our members who are based slightly further afield. Please do get in touch and let us know if there are any specific topics which you would like covered, as we are always keen to hear from you.

Another key priority for the forthcoming year is to ensure the continued development of strong and effective relationships with our key local education and careers communities. I would like to see increased promotion of careers within all areas of our industry, and in particular would like to see us working even closer with our local schools, careers services and other pertinent local organisations in order to raise awareness of the vast array of career possibilities that lie within our industry.

I am delighted that as a local institute we are fully dedicated to supporting the incredible work of the Insurance Charities. Throughout my presidential term, I am keen to raise awareness within our local area of the amazing work that they do, and to also increase our local support for the charity wherever possible. The Insurance Charities are the only charity for the UK and Irish insurance industry, who provide support for current and former employees and their dependants during times of need. This can be through practical support and advice, through to ongoing financial payments or one-off financial payments, and to find out more please click here.

We have an extremely engaged and committed local council in Mid Kent, providing a great service to our members with representation from a variety of roles and businesses from across our region. Experience on the council ranges from local senior business leaders to those who are just starting out in their careers, which allows us to ensure that our events are engaging with the widest possible audience.  I am extremely proud of the hard work and continued commitment that our local council delivers and, if you feel you could make a positive contribution, now is a really exciting time to get involved and to help shape the future of your local institute. Being a council member brings with it an array of benefits including the opportunity to network with senior figures from the industry, developing your own personal skills and raising your profile within the local market. To find out more, please contact midkentinstitute@cii.co.uk.  

I’m really looking forward to the year ahead, and to meeting with as many of you as possible. 

Natasha Saint LLB (Hons) ACII | Chartered Insurer