The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has made three new appointments to the Professional Standards Committee, which forms part of the Institutes wider governance structure.
The Committee was formed to oversee and support professional competence and ethical behaviour across the Institute’s membership. Since then, the committee has help to ensure that standards for professional conduct, including disciplinary and membership procedures, are appropriate within the CII’s code of ethics. It predominantly provides independent guidance on accountability, transparency, and consumer representation for the professional body.
The three appointments include:
- Kate Wellington, Head of Legal Operations for Which?, who will be serving as an Independent Consumer Representative.
- James Daley, Managing Director of Fairer Finance, who will also be serving as an Independent Consumer Representative.
- Mark Butterworth, Managing Director of Condie Risk Consultancy Ltd, and formerly Chairman of the Association of Insurance Risk Managers (AIRMIC) as well as the Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) who will be serving as the Commercial Representative
These new appointments replace outgoing members, Professor Charles Munn OBE, Board member of the European Financial Planning Association and a former lay member of the CII Board, Teresa Hunter, a consumer and personal finance journalist with extensive experience in insurance and regulation and Sue Lewis, who chaired the Financial Services Consumer Panel, an independent statutory body that advises the UK Financial Conduct Authority, for their invaluable guidance and support as past members of the Committee.
Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing board members for their invaluable contribution and guidance over the past few years and welcome our new appointments.
It is encouraging to see highly experienced professionals drawn to working with the Chartered Insurance Institute in its commitments to building public trust. Their contribution will equally be invaluable in furthering our ambition to better protect the interests of the consumer by supporting the aspirations of our members.”