The CII has announced that Sian Fisher, CEO, will be stepping down next year after more than six years at the helm of the professional body.
Appointed CEO in 2016, Ms Fisher will complete her six-month notice period and leave on 31 March 2022.
During her tenure, Ms Fisher has led the modernisation of the CII, resolving several complex and historic issues as well as overseeing the delivery of a new Manifesto, CII strategy, IT transformation and a significant culture change programme.
Ms Fisher said: “When I joined the CII in 2016, I made a commitment to modernise the organisation during my five-year term, to make sure it was ‘fit for the future’ and supported the vital role our members play in society. I’ve always believed that helping advance the influence and impact of the insurance and personal finance profession is helping advance opportunity and equality for all.
“It has been an absolute privilege to work with all my dedicated colleagues and the board to transition the CII into a more sustainable, relevant, modern and diverse professional body.
“I look forward to spending the next six months overseeing our forthcoming membership consultation – Shaping the Future Together – and supporting the transition to a successor who will lead the next phase of the CII’s development.”
Ms Fisher’s term would have finished at the end of 2020 but with the impact of Covid-19 and the arrival of a new CII chair in July 2020, she offered to extend her tenure to ensure the CII had a clear next phase to move to.
Ms Fisher’s decision to step down has been timed to cover the full period of the forthcoming membership consultation – Shaping the Future Together – which launched in October and will conclude in Q1 2022, enabling the board to recruit a successor to take forward the board’s refreshed strategy and resulting five-year plan.