The CII has extended the term of the current serving president as it has been forced to delay its annual AGM due to the global pandemic.
This is an unprecedented scenario for the organisation during a time of peace.
The CII appoints a new president and chair of the board annually at the AGM which usually takes place in the Summer but due to the conditions caused by Covid-19, the 2020 AGM has had to be postponed to the Autumn.
Nick Turner, sales and agency director at NFU Mutual was appointed as president in 2019, championing consumer trust as his theme for his 12-month tenure. Reflecting on this, Mr Turner said: "It has been a privilege to act as president of the CII at such an important and historic moment. In these times of ever-increasing uncertainty, I see a real opportunity for us all to focus on building a greater level of consumer trust in our profession and I will continue to do so for as long as the CII needs my service."
Sian Fisher, CEO of the CII, noted: "This is a time of severe disruption for the UK and indeed the world, and has brought much financial difficulty for many."
"At this time, trust is perhaps the most significant factor in determining how well we as a profession are able to serve society, both now and during less stressful times. I am delighted that Nick Turner will extend his presidency and enable us collectively to continue serving our clients the best that we can."