An introduction to Airmic’s first L&D Manager

Published on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 12:34
Adam Ireland, the new learning and development manager for Airmic
Adam Ireland, the new learning and development manager for Airmic

Airmic has appointed its first Learning & Development Manager, expanding the Association’s team further and strengthening the education and training offering.

Adam Ireland has joined Airmic after 10 years at CIPD and brings more than 25 years of experience in people management and development.

He will work closely with Julia Graham, Deputy CEO and Technical Director, on organising the multiple education and training streams provided by Airmic including the Academy programme and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) courses the Association is facilitating with The Institutes.

Ms Graham told Airmic News: “We are delighted with the addition of Adam to the Airmic team. He has had an immediate impact and his experience in organising and growing development programmes will be felt by all of our members, whatever part of their professional journey they are on.”

Adam introduces himself to Airmic members:

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Having recently joined Airmic in the middle of March 2020, I am still getting my feet under the table and, let’s be honest, in quite unusual circumstances given the current situation with Covid-19 and its impact globally. Airmic has moved quickly to become a virtual office and it has been demonstrative of how agile the brilliant Airmic team are and the way in which Airmic continues to support and serve its members and the wider risk and insurance practitioner audience.

With a background in leisure, hospitality and professional education and development, I have, for over 25 years, been lucky enough to realise a true passion of mine - helping professionals develop so that they can progress in their careers and achieve their potential. Having undertaken roles at all levels of management as well as front line design and delivery of a wide range of learning interventions, both face to face and digital, I am delighted to be able to bring that experience to Airmic, our membership base and the wider industry.

It is my intention to continue to review all the wonderful learning opportunities Airmic provides, not only in the short term as we navigate these unchartered waters but also explore the longer term paths we can take together with you and our wonderful partners (without whom we couldn’t do any of what we do) in providing learning that is exciting, leading edge, consumable, timely and relevant.

I look forward, when the times allow, to meeting as many of you as possible in person on my travels.

If you would like to contact Adam, you can email him: