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HeForShe: ABI mentoring opportunity

Applications for the ABI’s HeForShe mentoring programme is now open.  In its second year, HeForShe is one of the initiatives offered by the ABI as part of its commitment to drive diversity and inclusion within the insurance and long-term savings industry.  

Beneficiaries will receive four mentoring sessions with ABI Director General, Huw Evans, over the next 12 months. The sessions will provide focussed, considered professional development in a supportive environment.  

Two places are available. The first place is open to women in the early stages of their career in insurance (first 1-2 years). The second is for a member of the ABI’s 2019 Future Leaders executive development programme. Reflecting the findings of the ABI’s gender seniority gap research that highlighted the impact of the ‘motherhood penalty’ on women's careers, Huw is particularly open to supporting a woman who has returned to work after having children. He is also keen to support women from backgrounds under-represented within the sector.  

Mentoring sessions will take place at the ABI’s offices in London. 

To apply for a place, please complete the application form and send it to Miranda Cochrane by 31 March. Do also contact Miranda on 020 7216 7486 if you have any questions about the programme or applying. 

About Huw Evans  

Huw Evans became Director General of the ABI in February 2015, having joined the ABI in November 2008 as Operations Director. 

Huw represents the UK’s world-leading insurance & long-term savings industry to ministers, parliamentarians, regulators and senior stakeholders. He has a strong personal interest in the Diversity & Inclusion agenda and is a ‘He for She’ mentor and supporter of the Women in Finance initiative.  

Huw served as a special advisor to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair and the Home Secretary, David Blunkett between 2001-2006, before working for RBS as a senior manager in its Group Strategy function between 2006-8. He previously worked in politics and journalism having studied History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. 

Huw is the Senior Independent Director (SID) on the board of Flood Re and is a non-executive director of TheCityUK. He also sits on the Executive Committee of Insurance Europe. He can be found on Twitter at @huwevans71.