Financial planners and insurance professionals who have excelled in helping peers develop their careers were applauded at the Volunteer Awards ceremony in May.
Jonathan Clark, interim CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and David Ross, vice-president of CII Local Institutes (LI), handed out trophies and certificates to PFS regional committee and CII LI volunteers who have gone above and beyond in continuing to offer members professional development and networking opportunities.
Distinguished Service Awards – recognising an individuals’ outstanding dedication and significant contribution to their own LI or PFS regional committee in areas such as training, development, professionalism, and commitment to the local proposition – were presented to: the Insurance Institute of Aberdeen’s Debbie Mitchell; Ed Morrell of the Hants & Dorset PFS regional committee and the Insurance Institute Southampton; the Insurance Institute of Cheltenham & Gloucester’s Simon McGill; Insurance Institute of London’s Gemma Henderson; and Alan Whittle of the Insurance Institute of Aberdeen and PFS regional committee Scotland North.
Exceptional Service Awards – recognising those who have exceeded the requirements of a role at a regional or national level by becoming champions for their LI or PFS regional committee, as well as great advocates for the insurance and personal finance profession, were presented to the Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow’s Ruth Murray and the Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland’s Brian Caruth.
Jonathan Clark, interim CEO of the CII, said: “I am immensely proud to be CEO of a professional body where thousands of members give back to each other, reinforcing the values we have as a profession.”