Richard Dudley, CEO of Aon’s UK Global Broking Centre, will become the new chair of the London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association, according to LIIBA’s board.
He succeeds Roy White of Marsh, who served a two-year term. White will remain a deputy chair in the short term.
Dudley’s other deputies were confirmed as: Nick Cook of BMS and Alastair Swift of Willis Towers Watson.
“I’m proud to be taking on this role on behalf of the Lloyd’s broking community. Our immediate challenge is to provide support to our members and their clients as we face the coronavirus,” said Dudley. “LIIBA and its members are determined to provide as close to normal service as we can while keeping to the prime minister’s request that we work from home where possible. We have much to do. With Brexit still very much a live issue and the Future@Lloyd’s pushing ahead, this is an important time for brokers to make their voices heard.”
He said that 2020 will be a significant year for brokers as they work with the UK government “to identify ways in which we can liberalize trade and explore new markets around the world.”
“Inclusivity in the workplace is also high on the agenda and something we’ll be addressing through the training and awareness programs offered by LIIBA. And market modernization, of course, remains a central and critical pillar of our work,” Dudley continued.
“After the devastating floods seen in the UK this winter, climate change is also something that’s occupying much of our members’ time and energy,” he went on to say. “Insurance has a central role to play in both addressing the causes of climate change and helping communities and businesses recover from its near-term effects.”
LIIBA postponed its March 23rd annual general meeting due to the coronavirus.