The CII says it is “part of a wider engagement strategy”

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)’s faculties in Underwriting, Claims, Broking, Life & Pensions, and Learning & Development will be evolved and relaunched as individual professional societies.

Last year, the CII outlined its Strategic Manifesto - with a renewed focus on public trust and modernisation of the organisation.

As part of that manifesto, CII said it wanted to build engagement with its members, the Government, regulators and the public.

The CII has said it will commit to progressing the development of faculties into societies using the template of the Personal Finance Society and Society of Mortgage Professionals. This will involve greater integration with the CII infrastructure resulting in the current director of faculties, Ant Gould leaving in the New Year.

Keith Richards, chief executive of Personal Finance Society & managing director of Engagement for the CII, commented: “We are committed to the evolution of the CII and the role a modern professional body needs to play in the future. We believe the creation of societies, influenced by members from specialist areas of the insurance profession, will provide more relevant engagement to the development of an inclusive membership programme.

“I’d like to thank Ant for his many years of service at the CII and the fantastic work he has done to progress the faculties and particularly the New Generation Group which continues to help shape the future of our profession. We wish him all the best for the future.”