Past presidents of the institute include:
2019 Gabriella Hobart
2009 Gillian Reed Cert CII (Cobra Insurance)
1999 APB Lascelles, FCII (Cunningham Ellis & Buckle)
1989 AFW Harris, ACII (Eagle Star)
1979 AL Walker, ACII (Norwich Union)
1969 DL Fearnley, ACII (Legal & General)
1959 AJM Holland (London)
Mohamed Sheikh, Baron Sheikh
After schooling, Mohammed worked as an insurance agent at the Sun Alliance Insurance Co and moved in 1966 to Household and General Insurance Co, where he worked until 1969.During this time, in 1968, he was also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.Between 1969 and 1978 he was a member of the Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance, before he worked for the independent financial services institution Camberford Law plc from 1978 to 2009.During this time he was also President of the Insurance Institute of Croydon 1981-1982 and from 1985 to 1987 Member of the National Council of the Chartered Insurance Institute.Between 1989 and 1990 Sheikh worked again for the Insurance Institute of Croydon, this time as chairman of the life and pension insurance group.
Sheikh, who was a member of the Financial Intermediaries, Managers and Brokers Association Committee in both 1991 and 1996, became Freeman of London in 1995 and served as chairman of the UK Insurance Broker Association between 1998 and 2002.Since 2003 he has served as chairman of the Sheikh Abdullah Foundation as well as chairman of the Muslim Forum of the Conservative Party.In addition, since 2005, he is chairman of the Council for Ethnic Diversity, an organization promoting the multicultural society in the UK.
A Letters patent dated 6 June 2006 elevated Sheikh to the peerage as a Life Peer entitled Baron Sheikh of Cornhill in the City of London .Shortly thereafter, he was introduced as a member of the House of Lords .In the upper house he belongs to the Conservative Party.
Since 2010, Lord Sheikh has been chairman of the financial services and insurance company Macmillan Sheikh plc.He also serves as Chairman and Director of Courtlands Property & Investments Ltd, Lygon Property Investments Ltd, Iqra Ethical plc and Director of Frazer McGill Ltd.