Jonathan Clark has been appointed as interim CEO of the CII.
As a former president of both the CII and the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, as well as the CII treasurer between 2003 and 2007, Mr Clark brings a strong understanding of the CII and extensive sector expertise, which will allow him to step easily into the interim position, bringing immediate benefits to the professional body and its members.
He takes over from Sian Fisher, who announced last October that she would be stepping down on 31 March 2022, after more than six years at the helm of the CII. Ms Fisher will stay with the organisation as planned until 31 March to ensure a smooth and orderly transition.
She said: “I am pleased to announce Jonathan’s appointment as interim CEO. His exceptional history and experience with our organisation, coupled with his extensive sector expertise, will enable him to step easily into the interim role, providing continuity during 2022.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Clark said: “It is an honour to be appointed interim CEO of the CII and I am pleased to lead our professional body until the new permanent CEO is in place. I am deeply committed to the insurance and personal finance profession, and believe professional development is central to supporting our valued members as they serve the public day in, day out.”
He will stay with the CII until the permanent CEO is in place, a process that is well underway and being led by Dr Helen Phillips, CII chair, and the CII board.
Read our interview with Ms Fisher, exiting CEO of the CII, here.