28th July 2023

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has made some new appointments to its main Board and broadened access to it.

Reflecting one of members’ most pressing priorities, regulation, David Sparkes has been appointed Regulation Director in a new main Board position. This places regulation firmly at the top of our agenda.

Commenting on his appointment David said: “It is a great honour for me to be invited to join the main Board and I look forward to continuing to support and represent members in my new capacity”.

Following two highly successful BIBA Conferences, Emma Chapman becomes Conference Director and joins the main Board. Lindsay Campbell, who was formerly in that role, remains in the conference team as Conference Manager on a part-time basis.

Emma added: “I am proud to have been invited to join the Board. The BIBA Conference is an important event in the insurance calendar and I’m looking forward to building on its success and helping to shape the future of BIBA”.

The organisation has also made provision for other senior managers, including Head of Commercial, Nicola Maguire and Head of Insurance, Alastair Blundell, who now have wider remits, to attend certain main Board meetings.

Recognising the growing importance of Environmental Social and Governance matters, Vannessa Young now assumes responsibility for sustainability alongside her compliance and Advisory Boards management roles.  She will be driving forward our support for members in this area.

In addition, to help progress member issues BIBA intends to recruit two new team members to bolster our regulation and public affairs activities.

Speaking of the changes BIBA CEO, Graeme Trudgill said: “I see the overarching themes of issues that are relevant to members being encompassed by regulation & legislation, investment in operational support for members and the future.  These changes within BIBA will greatly assist members.  I am also delighted to welcome David and Emma to the main Board.  Having new voices will enable us to stay on top of the broad range of matters that impact brokers.”


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