The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has announced today that Matthew Hill will replace the outgoing Chief Executive Alan Vallance to lead the association. Hill is set to join the CII in early April, with Gill White remaining as the acting Chief Executive until his arrival.
According to a press release issued by the CII, Hill has been serving as the Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board since August 2019. Previously, he spent time with both the General Dental Council and the Gambling Commission, accumulating over 20 years of service in various areas of central government.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Helen Phillips, Chair of the CII Group Board, said, “We are delighted to have been able to appoint Matthew from a field of very strong candidates. Matthew brings vast experience from a twenty-year career in the civil service and his current position as Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board.”
Phillips attested that the CII Group board is convinced that Hill’s leadership, combined with the energy of its members and the commitment and expertise of the organization’s staff, will enable the group to achieve the goals and ambitions set out in the five-year Strategic Plan launched last year.
Hill expressed that it is a “great privilege” to have been named CEO of the CII Group and that he has been very impressed by the group’s clear intent to provide first-rate sector leadership on behalf of its membership and to deliver the highest possible professional standards.
He added, “I will do everything I can to help it achieve those goals.”
Hill takes over the CEO role from Vallance, whose departure to become CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) was expedited at the end of last year, culminating in his departure from the organization at the end of December 2023.