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CII appoints former president as interim CEO

CII appoints former president as interim CEO

The Chartered Insurance Institute has appointed Jonathan Clark as interim chief executive with immediate effect.

Clark was previously president of both the CII and the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, as well as CII treasurer between 2003 and 2007.

He had a long career in the insurance sector, most recently as global head of single risk claims at SCOR, before he founded JC Consulting Limited in 2021.

Clark said: “It is an honour to be appointed interim chief executive of the CII and I am pleased to lead our professional body until the new permanent chief executive 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.”

The CII's chief executive sits on the board of the Personal Finance Society.

The CII said Clark brought a strong understanding of the body 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 will take over from Sian Fisher who announced last year that she would step down on March 31 after more than six years at the helm of the CII. 

Fisher will stay with the organisation as planned until March 31 to ensure a smooth and orderly transition.

She said: “I am pleased to announce Jonathan’s appointment as interim chief executive. His exceptional history and experience with our organisation, coupled with his extensive sector expertise, will enable 

“Jonathan to step easily into the interim role, providing continuity during 2022. I look forward to working with Jonathan and the Board to ensure a smooth and orderly transition.”

Clark will stay with the CII until the permanent chief executive is in place, a process which is well underway and being led by the professional body's chairman Helen Phillips and the CII board.

Phillips added: “It is with great pleasure we welcome Jonathan to the role of interim chief executive. This is a significant year for the CII as we transition to a new permanent chief executive who will take forward the board’s refreshed strategy and next five-year plan, following our recent 'Shaping the future together' consultation.  

“Ensuring continuity is important and Jonathan is uniquely placed to deliver that interim stewardship, as the CII continues to provide the support and services our members need to thrive professionally in our fast-changing world.”

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