CII New Generation programme 2023/24 cohort announced

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has announced the 2023/24 cohort of the New Generation talent programme. From over 150 applicants, the final 41 have been selected, and this week met their fellow group members, CII staff and programme mentors for the first time, in an introductory session at the CII Group’s UK office.

Now in its twelfth year, the CII’s New Generation programme is a professional development opportunity for professionals with five or more years’ experience within their field. Cohorts are split into four groups, representing each of the four general insurance sectors: London market, underwriting, broking, and claims. The groups are 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. The projects typically take around six months to complete and involve collaboration between group members across the country. These projects are often challenging, but hugely rewarding for those taking part, with the potential to benefit the sector and beyond.

During their year-long programme, participants can benefit from a range of learning opportunities, such as talks from Members of Parliament and organisations in the insurance sector, as well as receiving training on subjects such as leadership and handling the media.

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. Our successful participants should be very proud to have gotten through a challenging application process. I wish them all the best in their work over the coming year and look forward to seeing their outputs next year.”

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 Bretton Woods 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 Willis Towers Watson

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