The CII has appointed Dr Matthew Connell as director of policy and engagement -- a role covering the operations of both the CII and Personal Finance Society (PFS).
Dr Connell commenced his new role following his most recent position as head of regulatory developments and policy at Zurich. He was also previously chairman of the Investment and Life Insurance Group.
In the newly created role, Dr Connell has responsibility for managing the development of the CII and PFS's policy, public affairs and public relations strategy. He will build on the organisation's existing policy and research work and drive ongoing engagement with regulators and public bodies.
The CII has also appointed former Nucleus Financial content editor Jun Merrett as content and engagement manager.
The two appointments represent the CII and PFS's focus on bolstering both organisations' thought leadership functions.