30th January 2017
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), UK held its first conference on Leading Across Generations at the City Grange Hotel on 26 January, raising over £15,000 for charities that support education and social mobility in local communities.
Approximately 100 representatives across the insurance industry attended the conference, which offered a unique opportunity for delegates to share experiences and ideas to embrace diverse talent and be effective leaders in today’s changing workplace.
Industry speakers who shared their insights included Lynsey Cross, COO of AmTrust, Tori Knight, A&H Senior Trading Underwriter at RSA and Huw Evans, Director General of the ABI.
These speakers were joined by Mark Shayler, who encouraged delegates to disrupt the status quo with purpose, and Suki Sandu, CEO of Audeliss, who challenged everyone to consider diversity in all its forms, and for companies to create an inclusive culture with role models for aspiring leaders.
IICF thanks its sponsors XL Catlin, CNA Hardy, KPMG, Applied Systems, the CII and Crescent Global for their generous contribution and leadership role in advancing the dialogue on future industry talent.
Following the conference, IICF held a reception to award nearly £78,000 in grants to six charities that promote education and social mobility across the UK: Advance, Amaze, Beanstalk, The Brokerage City Link, Key4Life and Spartans Community Football Academy.
Proceeds from the conference will go towards future IICF grants. In this way, delegates played a valuable role in promoting future talent within the community as well as within their industry.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
The IICF is a unique nonprofit that helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the insurance industry through grants, volunteering and leadership.
Since its inception in 1994, IICF has contributed £20 million in grants and more than 240,500 volunteer hours to US and UK nonprofit organisations. IICF UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1163896).
Learn more at www.iicf.org.uk or follow us at @IICF_UK.