The CII has launched the Society of Underwriting Professionals, with Phil Williams, managing director MGA at Simply Business, leading the society as non-executive director, and David Williams, managing director of underwriting at Axa Insurance UK, currently acting as the chair of the new professional body.
The Society of Underwriting Professionals will provide technical advice and support to underwriting professionals, as well as relevant and accessible support for their professional development.
Good practice guides tackling subsidence issues for underwriters, the Senior Managers & Certification Regime, and vulnerable customers will be produced for members in the next few months and made available on the society's website.
The society's board will provide strategic direction for the professional body and consists of: Mandy Hunt, chief underwriting officer of RSA; Janet Edey, head of management liability for UK and Ireland at Chubb; Nick Hankin, director of risk and governance for UKGI at Aviva UK; Sophie Ezadkhasty, underwriter for energy casualty at Swiss Re; Paul Harris, underwriter for professional indemnity at ArgoGlobal; Tony Hutchins, underwriting director of Ecclesiastical UK; Michael Muzio, chief executive of now4cover; and Karen Shaw, head of commercial underwriting for NFU Mutual Insurance.
For more information, visit: www.socup.org.uk