Tim Ryan appointed as Deputy Chair of BIBA

13th May 2015

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Tim Ryan, Executive Chairman of Una Alliance Ltd, the independent broker alliance, as its temporary Deputy Chair following the departure of the current Deputy Chair, Stuart Reid, from Bluefin.

Lord Hunt BIBA’s Chairman announced the appointment during his opening address at the BIBA 2015 Conference and Exhibition in Manchester.  He told delegates: “Stuart worked enthusiastically in his capacity firstly as Chair of BIBA’s Larger Brokers’ Advisory Board and latterly as my Deputy Chair and he will be missed at the BIBA board table. However, I am delighted to report that Tim Ryan has accepted my offer to take on the role of BIBA Deputy Chair. Thank you Tim.”

Tim takes up the role with immediate effect. Commenting on the appointment, he said: “I am delighted to take up the challenge of Deputy Chair of BIBA, Stuart has fulfilled the role with great passion and I look forward to continuing that.  It’s an exciting time for brokers and I am honoured to be able to represent the members at one of the highest level within BIBA.”

 

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Notes to editors

  1. For further information please contact:

    BIBA press office:
    Leighann Forsyth, Head of Communications
    07917 738727
    forsythl@biba.org.uk 
     

  2. Tim Ryan is chairman of BIBA’s Networks’ and Managing General Agents’ Advisory Board
     
  3.  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.

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