President's Message

Welcome to the Insurance Institute of Sussex website.

I am thankful to my council members for voting me in as president this year. We run a very full programme of CPD and social events for general insurance and our PFS colleagues in Sussex and surrounding areas and I am looking forward to meeting as many members as possible.

My one aim this year is that our council will engage with more members that haven’t been involved before.  We have very loyal supporters that attend most of our events and I am very grateful to them, however we need to make sure that everyone is benefiting from their membership fees. I encourage you to contact me if you have any topics that are not covered or if you have new ideas or different locations for events that you would like us to try.

About me and why I am involved with the local institute-

I have been involved with the local institutes for 8 years, mostly Royal Tunbridge Wells where I was president in 2014. I find that it doesn’t take much of my time up and I get so much benefit out of it, namely –

  • It widens my network locally but also nationally at national events; I get to meet people I would never have met before.

  • It keeps me in touch with the current issues and trends of the insurance industry nationally and globally.

  • It expands my skill set into areas that my job doesn’t go and gives me experience in new areas that I am interested in, helping me in my current job. 

Our council is made of volunteers who give their free time to do their best for Sussex Institute members. We have some vacant positions so if you would like to expand your skill set and widen your network, then please contact me to see how you could become involved.

Lastly, I would welcome your views and comments and invite you to attend any of our council meetings which are on the first Monday of every month (except August) in Café Rouge, Haywards Heath.

I hope to you see soon.