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Ben Wilson appointed Director of Advocacy at the ABI

Ben Wilson has been appointed Director of Advocacy at the Association of British Insurers. He will take up the role from 27 January 2020.

Ben will be joining the ABI from The Equality and Human Rights Commission, where he currently is Executive Director for Corporate Improvement & Impact. Previously he has held senior roles at six government departments (including Number 10), most recently as Deputy Director of Communications at the Department for Work and Pensions. He has also held senior communication positions at the BBC and worked on the United Nation’s international peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste.


Huw Website v3.jpgHuw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers, said:

“This is an important appointment for us. Ben brings valuable advocacy expertise as a regulator and former senior government official and will help us communicate the value of our sector at a time of significant challenge and uncertainty.”



Ben Wilsonv2 website.jpgBen Wilson said:

“The ABI plays a vital role championing the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry and I am excited to join at such a critical period. I look forward to working with businesses across the industry to navigate the challenges ahead and provide a strong voice for the sector.”




Notes for Editors

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Malcolm Tarling                        020 7216 7410    Mobile: 07776 147667

Laura Dawson                          020 7216 7338    Mobile: 0772 5245838

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Last updated 15/11/2019