President's Message

Welcome to the Insurance Institute of Southampton.

It is with great honour and enthusiasm that I step into the role of President for the 2024/25 term.

As we embark on this new journey together, I am excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Our institute has a rich history of fostering professional development, promoting industry excellence and making a positive impact in our community, and I am committed to upholding and enhancing these values.

In summary, my areas of focus for the 2024/2025 year are:

  1. Promote Professional Development: Ensure that the institute continues to provide valuable educational and professional development opportunities for its members, including workshops, seminars, and certification programs.
  2. Enhance Industry Engagement: Foster stronger connections with local insurance professionals, businesses, and organisations to promote networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration within the industry.
  3. Strengthen Community Outreach: Implement initiatives to raise awareness of insurance through local schools, colleges & universities, as well as engaging in community or charitable activities to give back to the local community.

I invite each of you to actively engage with us, share your ideas and insights, and participate in our events and initiatives. Together, we have the power to shape the future of our industry and make a lasting impact on our community.

I am excited about the year ahead and look forward to collaborating with our council and members to achieve our collective goals.

I look forward to welcoming you at one of our events in the very near future, whether this is a CPD and/or networking event, or at our Annual Dinner which is being held on Friday 27th September 2024 at Novotel Southampton.

Lee Smith

President of the Insurance Institute for Southampton

­čôž: lee.smith@ageas.co.uk

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