Tue 13 Apr. 2021

Get to know your council - April Release

Read more about Paul, and find out why he joined the council.

Name: Paul Roskilly

Occupation/Industry Experience:

I have been with Aviva now since 1999 so that makes it almost 22 years. Much of my Insurance career has been in various underwriting strategy roles, primarily Commercial Motor Fleet.

Over the last 3 years I have become heavily involved in bringing the power of data and analytics right to the heart of our underwriting which I believe really is the future of Insurance.

How long have you been on the Insurance Institute of Norwich’s Council?

I first got involved with the Council in 2015

What is your role, and what does it involve?

I have held multiple roles over the last six years including being President between 2017 and 2019 which was a really great experience that I would recommend to anybody.

Currently I support the Education Secretary in shaping the seminars and events that are funded for our members

I am also the main point of contact for the Insurance Charities ensuring current and former Insurance Industry employees get the financial support they need if they find themselves in difficulty.

It is such an important Charity and the Council raise money for it throughout the year – check out for yourself what they do here: The charity for insurance industry employees - The Insurance Charities

Why did you decide to join the Council?

I completed my ACII years before, but I had never been involved with my own local institute.

Initially I got involved out of curiosity and a chance to broaden my understanding of the local Insurance market. It is a great way to interact with people from across the whole industry and to help shape the events that the council works hard to arrange for its members.

What are you most looking forward in the forthcoming year on the Council?

Hopefully a return to face to face events for our members. There will always be a place for virtual seminars and meetings but if the last year has taught us anything, technology cannot match social interaction.

Tell us one unusual fact about yourself

My ever-increasing collection of Guitars, 6 at last count. Probably the only benefit of multiple lockdowns has been having the extra time to really kick on and improve!