CII announces appointment of new Chief Executive

The Chartered Insurance Institute has today (15 January 2024) announced that Matthew Hill will be the Group’s new Chief Executive. Mr Hill is currently chief executive of the Legal Services Board, a position he has held since August 2019. His background also includes spells with the General Dental Council and Gambling Commission, following more than twenty years in central government in a range of areas.

Dr Helen Phillips, Chair of the CII Group Board said: “We are delighted to have been able to appoint Matthew from a field of very strong candidates. Matthew brings a vast breadth of experience from a twenty-year career in the civil service and his current position as Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board. The CII Group Board is convinced that his leadership, combined with the energy of our members and the commitment, hard work and deep technical and sectoral expertise of our organisation’s staff, will enable the CII Group to achieve the goals and ambitions set out in our five-year Strategic Plan launched last year.

Mr Hill said: “It’s a great privilege to have been appointed as CEO of the CII Group. I have been very impressed by the CII’s very clear intent to provide first-rate sector leadership on behalf of its committed and passionate membership, and to deliver the highest professional standards for the benefit of public trust in the insurance, financial planning and mortgage advice professions. I will do everything I can to help it achieve those goals.”

Mr Hill will join the CII in early April. He replaces Alan Vallance, who left the organisation at the end of December 2023. Gill White will remain Acting Chief Executive until Mr Hill’s arrival.