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Income Protection Task Force appoints co-chairmen

Income Protection Task Force appoints co-chairmen
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The Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) has appointed three co-chairmen to take over from Kevin Carr and Roy McLoughlin next year.

Katie Crook-Davies, managing director at Tabei; Jo Miller, head of operations at IPTF and director of operations at Protection Review; and Andrew Wibberley, director at Alea Risk, will take over from January 1.

They will succeed current IPTF co-chairs Mr Carr and Mr McLoughlin, who announced in August that they would be stepping down at the end of the year.

Ms Crook-Davies, managing director at Tabei, said: “It’s an honour to pick up the IPTF baton from Kevin and Roy, whose notable work over the last three years has contributed to the continuous growth of the IP market.

“We, however, know there’s still much to do, particularly in the consumer space, and I’m excited to sit alongside Andrew and Jo in bringing a number of new IP initiatives to life.”

Founded in 2005, the industry body was formed to promote awareness of income protection (IP) across the life and health insurance industry, as well as among consumers.

According to IPTF, it is dedicated to promoting awareness of IP among consumers, removing barriers for distributors, enabling open dialogue between providers and advisers, and driving up IP sales.

It added that plans for next year include an increased focus on consumers, as well as establishing “new work streams around current trends”.

Mark Jones, product director of retail protection at Legal & General, commented: “The IPTF is a force for good in the protection market and as Kevin and Roy stand down, with the IP market growing and enjoying a higher profile than it has for many years, I look forward to working with the new leadership team in 2021.

“Great strides made and huge opportunity still to make ever more consumers aware of the benefits that income protection can provide them.”

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