President's Message

I am honoured to be elected President of the Insurance Institute of Sheffield for 2024/2025.

With the help of my colleagues on the Council of our Institute we will continue to provide a wide range of CPD events for our members, whether on the general or the financial services side of our Institute, as well as sharing the CPD sessions organised by other local institutes in the North East Regional Forum.   Based on recent experience most events will be delivered online, but some will be arranged on a face to face basis as we believe this is still important for members to meet and share their experiences.

We are working with the Chartered Insurance Institute and employers across our region to encourage greater participation with our CPD and social events, including our Annual Dinner in November.

If you are interested in sharing your ideas about the future of our Institute and its events I would be pleased to welcome you to join our Council Meetings as a guest.  I would also welcome hearing from anyone who would consider joining the Council.  We need to ensure that our Institute remains relevant to ALL of our members and we can’t do this without our members.

We continue to engage with and support Sheffield Hallam University at various events for the students to provide information about the range of opportunities in all sectors of the insurance profession.

I look forward to meeting many of you and hearing from you if you have ideas for future activities, whether for study, CPD or social events.

Jean Cookson BA (Hons) ACII