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#Airmic2019: Cathy Newman to host hotly anticipated panel debates

Members will have chance to grill panel on New World challenges

Broadcaster and publisher Cathy Newman will be hosting two panel debates at Airmic's annual conference in Harrogate this June.

The panel debates are one of the highlights of the conference, where leaders from the worlds of insurance, risk and business discuss some of the toughest questions facing the risk community.

This year, in line with the conference theme, the day one panel will discuss the challenges of the "New World", using data from the 2019 Airmic member survey to inform the debate. The day two panel will debate the potential "New Solutions" to these challenges.

Cathy Newman is the first female main presenter of Channel 4 News. She spent over a decade in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times. Since joining Channel 4 News in 2006 she has broadcast a string of scoops.

​Attendees will have the chance to challenge the panel and ask questions throughout the event.

Day One New World Panellists:

MATTHEW DREW, Group Security Director for Rolls- Royce

RICHARD WATSON, Futurist-in-Residence, Technology Foresight, Imperial College

ALEX WILSON, Director, Strategic Intelligence for Baker Hughes, a GE Company

DAVID EVELEIGH, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Serco

ANGELA IANNETTA, Group Head of Risk and Insurance, British American Tobacco


Day Two New Solutions Panellists:

NICOLAS AUBERT, Head of Great Britain, Willis Towers Watson

CECILE FRESNEAU, Executive Director, UK, QBE European Operations

TRACEY HUNT, Deputy CEO, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

MICHELLE MASON, Managing Director - Aon Global & Specialty, Aon Risk Solutions

MARK ROBERTS, Property and Casualty (P&C) Chief Underwriting Officer, Chubb UK & Ireland