More women take the helm at mutual insurers

Despite insurance having a reputation for being run predominantly by men a study has shown in the cooperative and mutual insurance sector women are taking a much more significant role.

Insurance Census: Race: Background check

In the final part of Post's Insurance Census on diversity in the industry, the focus is on race. To what extent does the sector offer equal opportunities to ethnic minorities - and how much has the situation improved in recent years?

Insurance Census: Age: The generation game

In the second of a three-part series on diversity in the industry, age comes under the spotlight. How are different age groups represented across insurance, and what is being done to entice the next generation of employees into insurance?

Insurance Census: Gender: Battle of the Sexes?

In the first of a three-part series on diversity in the industry, Post analyses the role of gender in insurance. Does the traditional image of a male-dominated industry hold true, or do females have a strong presence across the sector?

Post Blog: The great diversity cover-up

For the past four years I have worked as a journalist in the insurance sector, learning the trade, meeting the people that matter and, most importantly, serving the readers of Post Magazine.

View from the top: Diversity dilemma

Better gender diversity will boost the industry's understanding of cultural, social and economic issues, says Nicolas Aubert, managing director, Chartis Insurance UK.

Editor's comment: Quotas quickly quashed

Having responded to Business Secretary Vince Cable’s call to take the lead in addressing the gender imbalance on company boards, the insurance industry has resoundingly rejected the notion of quotas as a mechanism to tackle this persistent problem.

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