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Annual conference - leadership panel announced

Published on Mon, 05/03/2018 - 11:44
Huw Edwards, BBC News presenter
Huw Edwards, BBC News presenter

BBC News presenter Huw Edwards returns once again to chair the panel.

Airmic has unveiled one of the most popular features for this year's annual conference, with top insurance-industry names taking part in the Leadership Panel debate. The session, which gives members the opportunity to hear, question and comment on the views of leading market figures, will be chaired by the BBC news presenter Huw Edwards.

​The conference organisers have chosen a range of topics for the session that reflect the changing risk priorities of members and the organisations they represent. As well as covering the traditional risk manager concern of claims, they include technological disruption, data, new insurance solutions and life after Brexit.

This year's line-up:

Vivek Banga, Chief Digital Officer, Gallagher
Chris Johnson, Executive Vice-President, FM Global
Vinicio Cellerini, Head of Commercial Insurance - UK, Zurich Insurance
Tony Buckle, Managing Director, Global Risk Solutions, RSA
Patrick Tiernan, Managing Director, Aviva GCS - UK and Europe

"I am genuinely excited by the new format of the leadership debate at the conference," said CEO John Ludlow. "It will help us and our members to better explore the changes to the risk landscape as UK plc adopts new business models and new uses for technology."

The Airmic annual conference is by far the biggest risk management gathering in the UK. It takes place at the ACC Liverpool 11-13 June, and is free to members.

Anyone wishing to attend can book via or email

Photos from last year's panel:

Chris Brown, partner, Lockton Companies LLP and Paul Goulding, Airmic chair and head of insurance, Heathrow Airport discuss Brexit implications.

John Hurrell, former CEO of Airmic addresses the panel

Huw Edwards opening the panel