Sian Fisher has been appointed CEO of the London-based Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)*. She succeeds Dr. Sandy Scott, who announced his retirement in March last year. Fisher will take up her new post on Feb. 1
Fisher has a large breadth of experience in the business of insurance having held senior roles in a Lloyd’s syndicate, a U.K. and European insurance company, a start-up intermediary, a market leading MGA, a major international broker and U.S. corporate, the CII said in a statement.
She was a founder and original board director of the Managing General Agents’ Association and has held senior positions with both the CII and the Insurance Institute of London. She is a graduate of Oxford University with an Exec MBA from Harvard and is ACII qualified.
CII president, Robert Fletcher, stated: “I am confident that after a rigorous process, in Sian Fisher, we are bringing in a CEO who will build on the strong foundations that have been created by Sandy and his team. Her appointment will ensure that the CII continues to play a pivotal role in encouraging greater public confidence in the insurance and financial services sectors, both in the U.K. and overseas.”
Fisher said her “immediate goal will be to maintain and broaden the momentum behind the professionalism agenda.”
“The appointment of such an experienced professional from within the industry is welcome to fill Sandy’s very big shoes,” said Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers. “The CII has a vital role to play in developing the professionalism of our sector and we look forward to working closely with Sian Fisher and the CII on our many shared objectives.”
* The London-based CII aims to promote higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability for the global financial services profession. As one of the largest examination awarding bodies in the U.K., the CII said, it has delivered education to over one million students in 150 countries over the last 10 years
Source: Chartered Insurance Institute and Association of British Insurers