Julian Adams appointed deputy chair at Association of British Insurers

Julian Adams

Julian Adams

Julian Adams, director of public policy and regulation at M&G plc (the holding company of the Prudential Assurance Company) has been appointed deputy chair of the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Adams will now serve alongside chair Jon Dye until the summer of 2020. He has been an ABI Board member since 2016.

Commenting on his appointment, Adams stated: “I’m pleased to be taking on this role at such an important period for our industry. At what is a time of unprecedented uncertainty, never has our world-leading, long-term savings and insurance industry been more crucial in supporting its millions of customers through often difficult events. Never has it been more important for the industry to speak clearly and with authority with one voice through the ABI. I look forward to playing my part.”

ABI director general Huw Evans added: “Julian’s wealth of experience, both from within and outside of the industry, will be invaluable in representing the long-term savings and insurance market as it navigates and rises to the challenges and opportunities presented by our fast-changing world.”

Adams became director of public policy and regulation at M&G plc earlier this year after four-and-a-half years spent in a similar role at Prudential plc. Prior to this, Adams served as executive director of insurance supervision at the Bank of England, a role he held from April 2013.

Adams had also served in a similar role at the Financial Services Authority. He chaired the Financial Stability Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and also sat on its Executive Committee. He was the UK’s Board member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, sat on its Management Board and was also a member of the Mediation Panel.

In other Board announcements, Tim Harris has been reappointed chair of the Board’s Prudential Committee in his new role as CFO at the Direct Line Group. Tulsi Naidu will join Jon Dye, Julian Adams and Bronek Masojada as a member of the Board’s Appointments and Remuneration Committee. Also, Barry O’Dwyer has accepted the invitation to return to the Board in his new role as Group CEO with Royal London.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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