Andrew Gibbons and Ashley Rogoff take up reins of BIBA’s Smaller Brokers’ Advisory Board

4th March 2015

Andrew Gibbons, ‎Managing Director at Mason Owen Financial Services, has been appointed Chairman of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s (BIBA) Smaller Brokers' Advisory Board.  Andrew, who was previously the Deputy Chairman, replaces Kevin Hancock who has stepped down from the advisory board following the integration of the General Insurance Brokers’ Committee, in order to focus on his personal business commitments.

Ashley Rogoff, Managing Director at Ashley Page Insurance Brokers has become the Deputy Chairman. He has been a member of the advisory board since it launched last year and is also a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Smaller Business Practitioners’ Panel which provides a voice for smaller regulated firms into the FCA.

As a result of becoming the Deputy Chairman, Ashley will join Andrew on the main BIBA Board. The Smaller Brokers’ Advisory Board is the only advisory board that returns two people to the main Board. This is to ensure that the views of smaller brokers, who make up 75% of BIBA’s membership, are represented.

Andrew said: “I am delighted to take over the role of Chairman.  Kevin has done a fantastic job of developing the advisory board in its first year. It is an important time for insurance brokers and I look forward to driving the advisory board forward and ensuring that it plays a key role in representing smaller brokers who are BIBA’s largest segment of membership.”

Ashley commented: “It is a privilege to take over as Deputy Chairman of the Smaller Brokers’ Advisory Board and to join the main BIBA Board. The advisory board provides members a simple route into BIBA and I will passionately promote those issues at Board level.”

Steve White, BIBA's Chief Executive, said: "This is a very important advisory board and I’m pleased to have two such highly respected brokers leading it.  Having them both on the main BIBA Board reflects the importance of smaller brokers within membership who can rest assured that they have a strong voice speaking up for them on the issues affecting their business."

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Notes to editors

1. For further information please contact:

BIBA press office:
Leighann Forsyth, Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
forsythl@biba.org.uk 
 

2. About British Insurance Brokers' Association

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) is the UK's leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.

BIBA membership includes just under 2,000 regulated firms having merged with the Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) in November 2011.

General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy and BIBA brokers employ more than 100,000 staff.

54% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 79% of all commercial insurance business.

Insurance brokers put the client’s interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA helps more than 400,000 people a year to access insurance protection through its Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

BIBA is the voice of the industry advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.