Emma Ann Hughes

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Sobering reading for those with a Biba hangover

Editor’s View: If you are nursing a hangover after going to this year’s British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference then Emma Ann Hughes reckons you missed the point of attending the annual gathering in Manchester.

Tim Bailey, Zurich

Tim Bailey was named president of the Association of British Insurers in summer 2023 and has been CEO of Zurich UK since 2021.

Mike Bruce, Brown & Brown

Since his appearance on last year’s Insurance Post Power List, Mike Bruce has been promoted to CEO of Brown & Brown Europe and has also finally joined LinkedIn.

Hannah Gurga, Association of British Insurers

Hannah Gurga, director general of the Association of British Insurers, maintains her 18th position on the Insurance Post’s Power List thanks to her efforts to prove the industry’s worth to whoever will occupy 10 Downing Street later this year.

Graeme Trudgill, Biba

Graeme Trudgill was appointed CEO of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association in July 2023 and was able hit the ground running thanks to his close working relationship with predecessor Steve White.

Power List: Ones to watch in insurance in 2024

Here are the ones to watch who narrowly missed out on a place in this year’s Insurance Post Power List, but based on their role, career to date and growing influence look set to feature in future rankings.

Jason Storah, Aviva

A fresh face on Insurance Post’s Power List in 2024 is Jason Storah, who was appointed CEO of UK & Ireland General Insurance in August 2023.

Adam Winslow, Direct Line

Before he even had a chance to get his feet under the table, Adam Winslow, who only joined Direct Line as group CEO on 1 March, had to deal with Ageas making a takeover bid for his business.

Amanda Blanc, Aviva

Amanda Blanc, CEO of Aviva Group, influenced some of the biggest changes in corporate Britain in 2023, winning her the top spot in Insurance Post’s Power List for the second year in a row.

Mark Roberts, Chubb

Mark Roberts, division president for UK, Ireland and South Africa for Chubb, is responsible for the organisation’s property and casualty, accident and health and consumer lines operations.

David Howden, Howden Group

David Howden started his career as a broker at Alexander Howden in 1981 and today his name can be seen on most high streets up and down the land.

Ajay Mistry, iCan

Ajay Mistry is the co-founder and co-chair of iCan, The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network, an industry-wide group set up to support multicultural inclusion and career progression.

Tara Foley, Axa

Tara Foley was appointed as CEO of Axa UK & Ireland in September 2023 but was already a familiar face in the industry having joined the provider in November 2020 as CEO of the retail business.

Louise O’Shea, CFC

Louise O’Shea was appointed group CEO at CFC in January 2024 having served as an independent non-executive director since 2021.

Julie Page, Aon

Julie Page, CEO of EMEA at Aon, has slipped down three places in this year’s Insurance Post Power List due to the fact Jane Kielty has risen up the ranks and stepped up to spearhead the organisation’s UK growth plans.

Lisa Bartlett, Crawford

Lisa Bartlett, chief operating officer for international at Crawford, is the first and only woman leader of a UK-based loss adjusting company.

Simon Matson, Gallagher

Simon Matson, executive vice president of Gallagher Global Brokerage, is a familiar face in the general insurance industry.

Ant Middle, Ageas

Ant Middle, CEO of Ageas UK, leaps up 16 places on Insurance Post’s Power List and is likely to climb even higher up the ranking of the industry’s movers and shakers if his parent company continues to court UK targets despite the DLG rebufal.

Nick Turner, NFU Mutual

Nick Turner was appointed NFU Mutual Group chief executive in April 2021 and since taking the helm the agricultural insurer has continued to support farmers and preserve nature.

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