The new hire joins from his position at the helm of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has revealed Alan Vallance as its new chief executive.

The appointee currently serves as top boss at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

He will succeed interim chief executive Jonathan Clark on 30 August 2022.

In his new role, Vallance will forward the CII board’s refreshed strategy and next five-year plan, which the institute states will be informed by feedback from its Shaping the Future Together consultation.

The consultation was held between 15 October and 17 December 2021 to give members and other key stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on the CII’s proposed plans, as well as on how the institute could best meet their needs and expectations in the future.

CII chair Dr Helen Phillips said: “Alan’s experience as chief executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Royal Charter membership body, make him the ideal choice to lead the CII.

“He is well recognised as an expert in leading and transforming professional bodies into becoming 21st century digital organisations with greater focus on meeting members’ needs.”

Career background

Vallance trained as a chartered accountant in London with Ernst and Whinney, now known as Ernst and Young, and has a background in finance, consulting, strategic planning and general management across a wide variety of roles in Europe and Australasia.

As a RIBA representative, he has led on issues with UK government and served on panels comprising of the Professional Business Services Council, the Creative Industries Council and the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board.

Vallance said: “I am delighted to join the Chartered Insurance Institute and look forward to working with the volunteers, the board, colleagues and partners to deliver the skills, knowledge and networking insurance and personal finance professionals need to develop their careers and serve the public.

“The CII is a force for good in raising public trust in the profession. It will be an honour to represent both the institute and shine a light on the power of insurance and financial planning to improve the nation’s financial resilience in the UK and internationally.”