Laura High appointed as BIBA Deputy Chair and John Batty joins the Board

10th July 2019

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Laura High, Director at Yutree Insurance as its Deputy Chair, and John Batty, Director of Technical Services at Bridge Insurance Brokers as the Chair of its Regional Chairs’ Advisory Board.

Laura has served on BIBA’s board for more than two years and replaces Julie Page, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions who has completed five years on the Board.  Laura hands over the position of Chair of the Regional Chairs’ Advisory Board to John who will also take a seat at the main Board.

Laura said: “It’s an honour to become BIBA’s Deputy Chair. I am delighted to be continuing my work on the Board, and taking forward the important broker issues on behalf of BIBA’s members.”

As Chair of the Regional Chairs’ Advisory Board, John will represent members from BIBA’s regions across the UK ensuring that matters affecting them are represented at strategic level.

John said: “It is a privilege to join BIBA’s Board on behalf of regional brokers. Through the advisory board and the main Board I will ensure that they have a strong voice on the issues and trends that are raised through BIBA’s regional committees.”

On her five years as a BIBA Board member, Julie commented: “The BIBA main board has been a great experience. Whether it has been getting involved in BIBA’s Manifesto issues, as Chair of the International & Wholesale Brokers’ Advisory Board or interviewing former Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the BIBA conference, I have enjoyed every minute.  I wish Steve, Graeme and the BIBA team well and will always be a friend of BIBA.”

Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive concluded: “Julie has made an exceptional contribution to BIBA and the Board and we thank her for her hard work.  I am pleased that both Laura and John will take up these important roles and continue to represent brokers at the highest levels.”


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