’The New Generation programme is an exceptional development opportunity,’ says director for policy and public affairs

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has today (20 October 2023) announced the 2023/24 cohort for its New Generation Talent Programme.

The initiative, which is now in its 12th year, is a professional development opportunity for professionals with five or more years’ experience within the industry.

Cohorts are split into four groups, representing each of the four general insurance sectors – London market, underwriting, broking and claims.

The groups will be given the opportunity to work on a project or initiative that they believe could make a different to the insurance profession, presenting their conclusions and outputs back to the CII group board at the end of the programme year. 

This year, a total of 41 professionals were selected from over 150 applicants.

Dr Matthew Connell, director for policy and public affairs at the CII, said: “We are very pleased to welcome the 2023/24 cohort into what I’m sure will be an exciting and challenging year for them.

”The New Generation programme is an exceptional development opportunity that will provide invaluable experience.”


The projects take around six months to complete and involve collaboration between group members across the country.

During their year-long programme, participants can also take part in a range of activities, such as talks from Members of Parliament and organisations within the insurance sector.

They will also receiving training on subjects such as leadership and handling the media.

”Our successful participants should be very proud to have gotten through a challenging application process,” Connell said.

“I wish them all the best in their work over the coming year and look forward to seeing their outputs next year.”

Below is a list of those who have been selected to take part in the New Generation Talent Programme.

Broking group:

Adam Ross, Marsh

Annabel Baker, Willis Towers Watson

Dafydd Jonathan, Ardonagh Advisory

Jack Durrant, Aston Lark

Jon Filer, Self Employed

Kelly Limer, WTW

Louis Stephens, Marsh Commercial

Marcus Cambridge, WTW

Milly Gray, BrettonWoods International Ltd

Sophie Godbold, Miller Insurance Services

Teri Holmes, Lockton Companies Llp

Claims group:

Luke Allen, RSA

Adele Harrison, Marley Risk Consultants

Claire Smyth, 360 Globalnet

Gassimou Barry, Motor Insurers’ Bureau

Harry Atkinson, Zurich

Lauren Harman, Zurich

Marc Moon, Nfu Mutual

Rebecca Wonnacott, Admiral Insurance

Rosalind Boniface, Ageas Insurance Limited

Tarryn Pongracz, MS Amlin

London market group:

Abbie Ward-Lohan, Mcgill And Partners

Emma Birchard, Marsh

Ethan Godlieb, Aon

Frederica Moore, WTW

Hannah Burns, Starr Companies

Joshua Llewellyn, Argenta Group Llc

Kaitlyn Neill, Aviva

Mark Burns, RSA

Sean Le Feuvre, Bartlett Group Ltd

Sophie Downey, Ascot Group

Underwriting group:

Bethany Welch, Munich Re Syndicate

Ciara Sheikh, Apollo Syndicate Management

Conor Romeril, The Exeter

Daniel Smith, Prestige Underwriting Ltd

Daniel Speller, Chubb European Group Se

George Barker, Aspen

Lauren Constantine, Axa Insurance

Rebecca Holden, Wilson NIG

Robyn Lockhart, Covea Insurance

Ross Howard, Markel International