The CII has appointed Aston Lark CEO, Peter Blanc, as president for 2022.
Mr Blanc leads one of the largest Chartered insurance brokers in the UK with more than 1,500 staff across 53 locations in the UK and Ireland.
Mr Blanc is also non-executive chairman of Hastings Insurance Services, the broker arm of Hastings Direct and until recently served as chair of the Large Brokers’ Advisory Board at the British Insurance Brokers Insurance Association (BIBA).
He will work closely with current CII president, CEO of Aon UK, Julie Page, before taking over as president and chair of the President’s Forum on 1 January 2022.
The CII President’s Forum was created earlier this year to explore new and emerging risks and ways the insurance profession can address the unmet needs of consumers.
Mr Blanc said: “The pandemic has shone a light on how important it is to have insurance solutions that can keep businesses going, so I look forward to becoming president of the CII in 2022 and continuing the professional body’s amazing work to examine ways to close the gap between what consumers expect insurance services to entail and the reality.
“As a profession it is vital that we get to grips with the cause of the expectation gap and how to better educate consumers around coverage. Having cover in place is essential if our customers are to do and achieve more in the years to come.”
Also at the CII’s AGM, which took place on 30 June, Russell Higginbotham was appointed to the role of deputy president.
Mr Higginbotham was appointed as Swiss Re’s CEO reinsurance Asia and regional president Asia on 8 July 2019.
Now based out of Singapore, he oversees more than 2,000 staff in 11 Asian cities.