The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has announced Alan Vallance as the new CEO of the professional body for insurance and personal finance.
Currently CEO of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Mr Vallance will take forward the CII board’s refreshed strategy and next five-year plan, which will be informed by the ‘Shaping the future together’ consultation feedback.
During his seven years at the RIBA, Mr Vallance put in place a comprehensive growth and transformation programme including a governance and constitution overhaul, staff restructure, property review and extensive investment in technology and international support – all focused on modernising the professional body and improving services and value for members wherever they live or work.
He has been an influential representative for the RIBA and the architecture profession with the UK government, leading on issues including international trade, climate action and Brexit negotiations, as well as on key panels including the Professional Business Services Council, the Creative Industries Council and the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board.
Mr Vallance trained as a Chartered accountant in London with Ernst & Whinney (later Ernst & Young ) and has a background in finance, consulting, strategic planning and general management across a wide variety of roles in Europe and Australasia.
He spent most of his time with EY on insurance audit work with Lloyd’s of London syndicates, brokers and insurance companies.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Vallance said: “I am delighted to join the CII and look forward to working with the volunteers, the board, colleagues and partners to deliver the skills, knowledge and networking insurance and personal finance professionals need to develop their careers and serve the public.
“The CII is a force for good in raising public trust in the profession. It will be an honour to represent the institute and shine a light on the power of insurance and financial planning to improve the nation’s financial resilience in the UK and internationally.”
Mr Vallance will succeed Jonathan Clark, interim CEO, on 30 August.