1st May 2022

Chartered Insurance Institute(CII) appoints new CEO

Alan Vallance, currently ceo of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has been appointed ceo of the Chartered Insurance InstituteCII).
The CII say that his tenure at the helm of RIBA, a Royal Charter membership body, makes him the ideal choice to lead the Chartered Insurance Institute.
He is an expert in leading and transforming professional bodies into becoming 21st century digital organisations with greater focus on meeting members’ needs.
During his seven years at the Royal Institute of British Architects, He 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 focussed on modernising the professional body and improving services and value for members wherever they live or work.
He has been an influential representative for RIBA and the architecture profession with the UK government, leading on issues including international trade, climate action and Brexit negotiations, and on key panels including the Professional Business Services Council, the Creative Industries Council and the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board.
He led the most significant financial transaction of RIBA’s history: the agreement of a joint venture and subsequent sale of RIBA’s commercial subsidiary, RIBA Enterprises/NBS, enabling the organisation to establish a significant investment fund for sustainable growth in perpetuity.
This focus on a sustainable business model, alongside his championing of climate action, technology and a programme of work to build a more culturally intelligent and inclusive organisation, has ensured that RIBA is well-placed to support, inspire and engage the professional body’s global membership.
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 syndicates, brokers and insurance companies.

He will join on 30th August, and take forward the CII Board’s refreshed strategy and next five-year plan, which will be informed by the Shaping the future together consultation.
Insurance Newslink comments:
"Vallance follows Sian Fisher's five years as ceo at the CII where she formulated a clear strategy and overviewed major changes. We fully support the continued quest for
professionalism and improving public awareness."

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