The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the professional body for the insurance sector appointed Aon UK chief executive Julie Page as its new president, succeeding Nick Turner, sales and agency director of NFU Mutual. Peter Blanc, group chief executive of Aston Lark, was also appointed to the role of deputy president. This year, the Annual General Meeting which conducted the elections was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Julie Page held designations as the Deputy President of the CII, Chief Executive Officer of Aon UK Ltd, a member of the CBI President’s Committee, a member of the FCA Practitioner Panel, and an industry champion for diversity and inclusion.
Julie was also one of advisory board members at BIBA. She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance broking sector and has worked with clients across segments, including Consumer, SME, UK, and Global Corporate.
Julie was a recipient of the Business Insurance ‘EMEA Women to Watch’ award in 2017.
Ms. Page stated that “at any time, it would be a privilege to be appointed as president of the CII; but now, with the unprecedented health crisis and economic interruption caused by Covid-19, the need for us to continue to focus on trust in our products and services increases both the privilege and responsibility she feels in accepting this honor.”
Ms. Page further added, “The opportunity to work with the best minds from all sides of our profession, to gain recognition of the valuable work that we already do, and to find ways to accelerate our efforts to respond to customer needs is something I am extremely excited about.”
Chartered Insurance Institute’s CEO Sian Fisher on the news said, “I am delighted to have Julie as our new president and look forward to working with her on how our profession can unite to best serve society, both now and during less stressful times.”