CII names new chair of Society of Underwriting Professionals

The Chartered Insurance Institute has named Mandy Hunt, chief underwriting officer for commercial lines at RSA, as the new chair of the Society of Underwriting Professionals, which has 11,000 members. Hunt joined the advisory board in 2019. She replaces previous chair David Williams, managing director, underwriting and technical services at Axa.

Hunt said: “Since joining the board in 2019, I’ve seen SOUP put down some excellent foundations by producing regular guidance and insight for our members throughout the coronavirus pandemic. I’ll now be focused upon building on that success by developing strategic approaches to some of the biggest issues that we face in our sector such as skills, technology and trust.

“For someone entering the profession now, data analytical skills and understanding new technology are crucial to success. We also need to help customers understand the value of what we are offering and give them the confidence and trust that the insurance industry will support them when the time comes.

Sian Fisher, chief executive of the CII, added: “Our Insurance Societies are sector-specific professional communities that provide our members with relevant and insightful learning. I have no doubt Mandy’s experience and leadership will continue to drive forward SOUP’s growing engagement with the underwriting sector. My thanks to David, who has been an

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