Stephen Haddrill, director general of the DTI's Fair Markets Group has just been announced as the new ABI director general.
Haddrill will join the Association of British Insurers on May 3rd, succeeding Mary Francis, and has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry thanks to his time at the DTI.
Previous positions at the DTI also included director of employment relations and director of consumer affairs, having also worked in the Central Policy Unit in Hong Kong and the Department of Energy.
Chairman of the ABI Richard Harvey, highlighted Haddrill’s previous experience of regulatory affairs as a key factor in his appointment while praising Mary Francis for the work over the last six years:
“Stephen Haddrill has the right blend of experience and expertise in government, financial, consumer and regulatory affairs to take forward the ABI’s important work. His skills in EU strategy and consumer and international trade policy formulation are particularly relevant and will be of real benefit to the ABI,” says Harvey.
“Under his predecessor, Mary Francis, the ABI has gained a strong voice in representing the insurance industry. Our thanks go to her for the job she has done,” he adds.IFAonline
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