Over forty rising stars from across the profession attended the launch event for the CII's flagship talent programme: the New Generation Group in October.
The 2018 class is made up of future leaders from all walks of insurance with representatives from the likes of Arthur J Gallagher, Aviva and RSA, among others.
The New Generation talent programme helps develop future leaders and provides participants with the opportunity to make a difference to the future of their profession across claims, underwriting, insurance broking and the London Market.
This year's programme will include: A 'behind-closed doors' interactive session with the Financial Conduct Authority to help the participants understand how the regulator goes about its task; talks from members of parliament and policy and public affairs experts in the insurance sector, and a tour of the Houses of Parliament; and training on subjects such as strategic thinking and dealing with the media.
Each specialist group will also be asked to complete a project or initiative that could make a difference to the insurance profession and contribute to building public trust. Previous groups have delivered projects on serious issues that impact customers from claims handling to vulnerable customers and fraud.
A recent Claims Faculty group project scooped several awards this year for its claims handling guide for the Home Office and police as part of the new Riot Compensation Act.