Shayne Halfpenny-Ray appointed as BIBA’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Shayne Halfpenny-Ray, Social Affairs Manager at Phoenix Group, as its new Head of Policy and Public Affairs. Shayne joins BIBA on 14 November taking responsibility for key elements of BIBA’s policy, representation and lobbying work that was previously led by BIBA’s CEO, Graeme Trudgill.
The role will further boost BIBA’s policy team and is part of Graeme’s commitment to invest in the association and strengthen resources for members.
Graeme said: “Shayne has all the right experience and knowledge that we need to further bolster our team. I am committed to providing the best operational support and representation for members and I look forward to Shayne joining next month and playing a key role in championing the big issues for brokers.”
Shayne has been working at FTSE100 business Phoenix Group, leading on strategic engagement on social policy issues and collaborating with key government departments such as the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Business and Trade. He was previously Public Affairs Manager at the Chartered Insurance Institute where he provided the secretariat services for the Insurance & Financial Services APPG and sat on both the Access to Insurance Steering Group and BIBA’s Access to Insurance Committee.
Shayne commented: “I am delighted to be joining BIBA, a well renowned association, at such a crucial time for brokers. I am a passionate advocate for access to valuable advice and guidance and I believe the support brokers provide is intrinsic to a well-functioning market for all types of customers. I look forward to meeting with and championing the voices of our diverse membership”.
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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 around 1800 regulated firms, employing more than 100,000 people. General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy; they arrange 74% of all general insurance with a premium totalling £85.8bn and 93% of all commercial insurance business. Insurance brokers put their customers’ interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.
BIBA receives hundreds of thousands of enquiries per year to its Find Insurance Services, online and via the telephone, which are directed to insurance broking firms.
BIBA is the voice of the sector advising members, Government, regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.