President's Message

Dear Fellow Members,

It’s an honour and privilege to have been elected to serve you as the President of the Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland and I look forward to the year ahead and the many opportunities and no doubt challenges that it will present.

I couldn’t undertake this role without the support of council. We are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic local council to support one another; it is very much a team effort and I’ve just been elected team captain. But a captain is only as good as the team he or she has around them and I’m very confident that in our team we have the very best players on the pitch to ensure our Institute is as successful as it can be and indeed one the best in the UK & Ireland. Watch out over the next 12 months to ‘Get to Know’ the members of the team.

We represent almost 2,000 members and I look forward to your support and invite you to actively get involved; share your views, expertise, and insights whether via myself directly, a member of council or via the ambassadors that have kindly volunteered to represent their employers over the past couple of years.

As always the IINI will continue to do all we can to support our members whether that be through promoting education, running our successful masterclass series, the insurance charities for which we fundraise every year or the many social events organised affording networking opportunities for folk to come together. Keep an eye out here on our website and our LinkedIn page for upcoming events.

This forthcoming year my hope is that as President and as a council we can collectively work together to Impress and Invest to attract Newcomers to join Insurance.

We need to better promote all that’s good about insurance at every opportunity and the career path that it can provide to protect the future sustainability of our profession. I often hear ‘there’s a dearth of talent,’ or ‘missing generation;’ too often, and I’m guilty myself, we say ‘we fell into insurance;’ how can we change that impression and promote our profession as an attractive and rewarding career for future generations?

That’s the challenge I as President, and we as a council, have set ourselves over the next 12 months and I look forward to working closely with each of you to realise our vision.
Hopefully we will catch up soon.

Warm regards,

Tim Graham

President, Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland