BIBA Launches Young Broker Steering Group

15th January 2015

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched a Young Broker Steering Group with the aim of providing guidance and resources to younger brokers to help them develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

The group, chaired by James Nattrass, Account Broker at Bluefin, will put in place a strategy for younger broker engagement within the trade association.

One of the steering group’s first projects has been to develop a young broker day at the 2015 BIBA conference with high-profile industry speakers, so that young brokers can come along, network and learn.  The group will also be developing a regional ambassador role to establish long-term involvement from younger brokers, along with identifying how BIBA can connect, engage and support young professionals in the insurance industry.

Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive, said: “Succession has always been an issue for our industry as a whole and we want to play our part in helping firms in addressing this challenge.  I am delighted that so many younger brokers have stepped forward to join this new group and I’m looking forward to watching them drive this initiative forward.”

James Nattrass commented: “I’m delighted to be chairing the Young Broker Steering Group. I think this is a great initiative to support and showcase the young talent we have in the industry. I am excited about what we are trying to achieve and look forward to working with the rest of the group over the coming months.”

Members of the Young Broker Steering Group include:

 

James Nattrass, Bluefin Group (Chairman)

Louise Jones Thomas Carroll

Lois Williams, AJG

Joshua Cryer, AJG

Alexandra Witham, Everard Insurance

Daniel Kinlan, Aon

Alex Guerin, Marsh
Veronica Bell, Bruce Stevenson

Alice Hodgson, Marsh
Max Thompson, Be Wiser

Full details of Young Broker Day at the BIBA conference will be released in early February offering complimentary, limited entry to all brokers under the age of 35.

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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.

53% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 81% 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 it’s 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.   BIBA provides unique schemes and facilities, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support and is helping to raise, and maintain, industry standards.