Anra moves towards a new presidency

Anra moves towards a new presidency

Anra moves towards a new presidency

The upcoming national Associates Assembly of Anra, the Italian risk and insurance management association, scheduled for 15 April, will see the second presidential term of Alessandro De Felice, chief risk officer at Prysmian Group, who was elected president of Anra in 2015 and confirmed in 2018, come to an end. The handover to the new president will be by no…

Partnership needed to dodge the next smack in the mouth

Partnership needed to dodge the next smack in the mouth

Partnership needed to dodge the next smack in the mouth

We all have a plan until we get punched in the mouth, goes the saying. The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly been a punch in the face for global industry and has affected commercial relationships as a punch in the face would. The relationship between small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and their insurers has been severely tested, quite literally when it…

Time to dig deeper

Time to dig deeper

Time to dig deeper

Welcome to the first issue of Commercial Risk Europe – UK, the first of our monthly national newsletters dedicated to the information needs of our risk and insurance management readership across Europe and worldwide. Commercial Risk Europe was launched back in 2010 to provide the whole European risk and insurance management community with a dedicated central information source, to help…

Editor’s comment: French government leads the way on self-insurance strategy

Editor’s comment: French government leads the way on self-insurance strategy

Editor’s comment: French government leads the way on self-insurance strategy

Only the most naive of European risk managers would have expected an easy and calm renewal at year-end 2020, but many can be forgiven for being surprised by the brutality of it. As clearly shown by the excellent discussion organised by French risk management association AMRAE on a virtual basis last week, risk and insurance managers are facing a very…

The time and the place

The time and the place

The time and the place

Oliver Wild appears perfectly suited to the position of AMRAE president in this increasingly global world as he has British parents, grew up in France, where he graduated at the International School of Business Administration in Paris, and then studied sustainable development at the Macquarie University in Australia.After ten years working for KPMG in Sydney, in the sustainable development area,…

In the Hot Seat: Tracey Skinner, Airmic chair

In the Hot Seat: Tracey Skinner, Airmic chair

In the Hot Seat: Tracey Skinner, Airmic chair

Tracey Skinner, group insurance director at BT Group, the UK telecommunications group, has long been an active member of Airmic and has accepted the role of chair of the association in what will inevitably prove to be a busy and challenging year for members of the UK risk management community, as they help their companies emerge from lockdown. Adrian Ladbury…

Crisis breathes new life into Airmic’s SIG programme

Crisis breathes new life into Airmic’s SIG programme

Crisis breathes new life into Airmic’s SIG programme

Airmic has run special interest groups (SIGs) for many years to help members dig deeper into areas of particular importance by both sector and topics. It makes a lot of sense. Risk and insurance managers of course work for all sorts of companies in the myriad of different sectors and have as many job descriptions as there are members. No…

Learning lessons from Covid-19

Learning lessons from Covid-19

Learning lessons from Covid-19

With more than 100 years since the last global pandemic, it is not surprising that words like “unprecedented” are being used to describe the current coronavirus crisis, according to Claire McDonald, UK and Ireland country manager for Risk Frontiers Europe sponsor HDI Global. “It’s beyond our collective consciousness,” she says. “We have slightly reworked history. You may have heard people…

Back to the future

Back to the future

Back to the future

Roscoe Fawcett of Bridge Insurance Brokers, a UK partner of Risk Frontiers Europe sponsor Brokerslink, suggests that a little like the fairytale of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, the Covid-19 pandemic caught people unawares because previous threats had not evolved into truly global events. Liz Booth [LB]: Were you surprised at how unprepared the world was for this pandemic, given…

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