White told the audience at the annual BIBA Conference that he will leave with “a heavy heart but also huge pride at what we have built at BIBA”. He has served as CEO for the last 10 years and in doing so, becomes the longest-serving CEO in the Association’s 47 year history.
Ten years on from taking on the top role, Steve has delivered on his promise of “both sitting down and listening to members and their issues, and then standing up and speaking out on them”. He has also strengthened the Association both in terms of financial position, governance structure and making BIBA the ‘go to’ place for brokers, politicians, media and the regulator on insurance broker issues.
In the last decade the BIBA Conference has grown significantly becoming the largest insurance broking event in the UK and one of the biggest broking conferences in the world. BIBA’s commercial function and the Find Insurance Service are unrecognisable from ten years ago. The Manifesto, a result of listening to members’ issues on the Tour of the Regions, has become an influential and transparent tool in BIBA’s lobbying for BIBA members.
Steve said: “In my first opening conference address in 2013 I told you that BIBA is only as good as the quality and quantity of the engagement of its members. I encouraged members to not just join but to join in. Many did, and continue to do so, and we thank all the members for rising to that challenge!”
BIBA Chair, Jonathan Evans added: “The BIBA Board and its members are very grateful to Steve for steering the business steadily and successfully through what has latterly been choppy waters. The Board thanks him for the sterling job he has undertaken so enthusiastically over the last 10 years. He will leave the business in rude health later this year. In the meantime the Board has formed a sub-committee to determine the process in selecting our new Chief Executive.”
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