New NED joins BIBA board

15th May 2019

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has made a new non-executive director appointment to its main board.

Caroline Barr is a highly experienced, respected former civil servant who has a commercial background in financial services.  She is a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel and has represented the panel with Government at senior level.

Steve White BIBA CEO said: “Caroline has had broad experience, either in or cutting across our sector and will bring a fresh viewpoint to our table.  I am looking forward to working with her, learning from her involvement in policy making, Government and lobbying to shape BIBA’s future strategy.”

Caroline Barr added: “I am really looking forward to being part of BIBA and working with Steve and the rest of the team. The landscape for insurance broking is changing fast, making this an interesting time to be involved in such an influential organization as BIBA.”

Barr’s appointment from 1 May 2019 was confirmed by BIBA’s board.

 

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