Diane Jenkins to lead London Business Interruption Association

The London Business Interruption Association (LBIA) has elected Aon’s Diane Jenkins as president for 2010/11.

The LBIA is an organisation aimed at advancing knowledge on all matters relating to business interruption.

Jenkins has been a member of the LBIA committee since 2005, was deputy president for 2009/10 and has also previously acted as education secretary.

She is currently technical director for Aon’s mergers & acquisitions group Europe, providing technical support on insurance due diligence, of which BI is a key issue.

In addition, she served for 10 years on the Insurance Institute of London’s (IIL) property/BI sub-committee.

Jenkins said: “London businesses have felt the effect of business interruption events in very real ways over the past year, the Icelandic volcano being a perfect example, and we are seeing heightened levels of interest in how to prepare and cope with them in the future.

"I look forward to the challenge of raising awareness and standards in this vitally important area.”