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ABI Alumni Elisabeth Wallace guest blogs on her progression at the ABI – and beyond!

Introduce yourself – who are you, what did you do at the ABI and what do you do now?

Elisabeth Wallace (was Hoskins).

I had a few roles at the ABI, I started as a policy advisor on financial crime and conduct, then moved to be a European policy adviser. After a few years in that role I was promoted to Manager of the Conduct Team, then Assistant Director of that team.

I now work for the Dubai Financial Services Authority as a Senior Manager in the Policy & Strategy division focusing on developing regulatory frameworks for emerging technology.

Share with us a career highlight – it can be from any of your roles, ABI and onwards.

I have to say moving to Dubai and working for the regulator in the DIFC was a career highlight. It is a very different market over here, but exciting and fast paced, no day is the same.

What was the best thing about working at the ABI?

The people were easily the best thing about working at the ABI. Such a great group of people both to work with and to go out with. Additionally, you get involved in a wide range of issues, which makes you more agile and able to turn your hand to many different areas of work.

Share your best memory from your time at the ABI?

Travelling to Brussels with the European team was great. We all got on really well and were able to make such great progress on a wide range of issues. It was also good to see first hand, how European regulations were produced and the impact we had on the outcomes of them.

How has working for the ABI helped you in your career? What doors did it open?

People recognise the ABI name in the UK, Europe and globally and it is highly respected for its views and evidence based lobbying. This has helped open many doors as people see you as having the ability to think critically, and present opinions in a clear manner taking into account the impact on consumers and the industry. Further, you gain an understanding of all aspects of the insurance eco-system – the industry, consumers, the regulators and government – this is a rare and sought after ability.


Last updated 23/07/2018