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BIBA Announces Swathe Of Key Board Appointments

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has today revealed several new appointments to its main board.

Among the moves made, David Sparkes has been appointed regulation director in a new main board position, reaffirming the key role regulation plays at the top of BIBA’s agenda. Commenting on his appointment, Sparkes said it is “a great honor” to be invited to join the main board and that he looks forward to continuing to support and represent members in his new position.

After two highly successful BIBA Conferences, Emma Chapman has moved into a new role as conference director, joining the main board. Meanwhile, former conference director, Lindsay Campbell remains in the conference team as conference manager on a part-time basis.

Discussing her new role Chapman said: “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”.

Broadening access to the BIBA board

In a press release, BIBA noted the association has 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.

In recognition of BIBA’s awareness of the growing importance of Environmental Social and Governance matters, Vannessa Young takes on responsibility for sustainability alongside her compliance and advisory boards management roles. In addition, BIBA announced its intention to recruit two new team members to bolster its regulation and public affairs activities.

Commenting on 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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