The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed its current Executive Director, Graeme Trudgill to succeed Steve White as its new Chief Executive.
He begins the role with immediate effect, following a process conducted by an independent third party to consider external and internal candidates.
BIBA Chair, Jonathan Evans, said: “Graeme is a force to be reckoned with in the insurance industry, and is the right choice for our next CEO. He has been a key player at BIBA, involved in strategic decisions at the very top for a long time. Graeme has outstanding engagement skills being able to unify multiple stakeholders for the benefit of brokers.”
Trudgill commented: “I’ll be leading from the front using my experience as a broker, and from my 22 years at BIBA to take the organisation to the next level. I’m in a unique position to understand what members need and to be able to build on the success of Steve’s leadership.”
He added: “We are in the change business, with ever developing changes to legislation, regulation, technology, risks and customer needs. I am prepared to make necessary adaptations, here at BIBA, to our approach and activities that will provide the best possible support for members as we move forward.”
As Executive Director, Trudgill has been a member of BIBA’s main board for ten years and has led the policy team incorporating corporate affairs, technical services, and communications. He has been personally responsible for BIBA’s public affairs lobby with government and has an in-depth understanding of members’ issues, through authoring BIBA’s annual Manifesto and his involvement with its advisory boards.
He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and was a practicing insurance broker prior to joining BIBA.
Outgoing Chief Executive, Steve White, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Graeme for more than 19 years and I’m delighted the Board has made this appointment. I’m certain I’m leaving BIBA in the most capable hands.”