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ABI Future Leaders 2019


Association Excellence Awards Judging Panel 2018

“The ABI Future Leaders programme provides upcoming senior talent with the skills and experience needed to lead insurance businesses and has seen a 35% increase in applications in recent years.  The judges said that the scheme clearly raised standards and is a highly creditable, high quality programme, offering clear career path development for talented individuals in the insurance field, with a creditable focus on gender balance.”

Future Leaders 2019 Applications are now closed.

If you would like to find out more about the 2019 programme please email futureleaders@abi.org.uk.

Future Leaders is an executive development programme for up and coming senior insurance industry leaders. The programme was created in consultation with insurers to complement and add to the development pathways of their most promising senior leaders.

The year-long course will help equip senior leaders with the skills and experience they need to lead insurance and long-term savings companies. This includes introducing them to key influencers outside of the industry, such as legislators and regulators, and exposing them to existing CEOs. Previous programme contributors include Tulsi Naidu from Zurich, Inga Beale from Lloyd's of London, Jane Portas of PwC, Amanda Blanc from AXA and Phil Loney from Royal London Group. The ABI is committed to supporting diverse talent in the industry and had an equal balance of gender on the last programme. Members are encouraged to use the Future Leaders programme to complement their own efforts and consider applications from suitable candidates that represent diversity of thought and background. 

Who should take part?

The programme is aimed at up and coming senior leaders who can use what they learn almost immediately. This will typically be a senior manager with a significant line or functional responsibility with high potential for a more senior leadership position and they will report into the Executive Committee. This would include Heads of Strategy for example, or a Head of a business function or business operation with their next move likely to be Managing Director. More details on the programme and how to apply are on the next page.

Commitment to diversity

The ABI is committed to supporting diverse talent in the industry and we aim for a 50/50 gender balance on this programme. We encourage member firms to use the programme to complement their own efforts and consider applications from suitable candidates that represent diversity of thought and background. 

What to expect*

Event one –  January 2019

A one-day interactive session looking at the influence and impact of regulators, politics and the media with prominent leaders from within and outside of the industry. Previous years have included Inga Beale of Lloyd's of London and Amanda Blanc from AXA.

Event two – April 2019

An overnight getaway with dinner and a future-focused workshop to identify the most important and disruptive trends set to impact the industry. A series of interactive exercises will help delegates consider how their business might need to adapt.

Event three – September 2019

An interactive session where experts will talk on international trade, Brexit and regulation before delegates build an influencing position on a key industry issue.

Event four – December 2019

Bringing together knowledge gained throughout the programme, a two-day challenge to develop in groups an industry-level response to a set scenario and present for debriefing before a panel of industry leaders. ABI experts will be on hand for consultation throughout the exercise.

For further enquiries please email futureleaders@abi.org.uk.

*Please note the programme is currently being developed and may be subject to change.