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Airmic’s Hurrell to step down
Written by staff reporter
After nine years as chief executive of Airmic, the association has announced that John Hurrell is to step down. Hurrell became CEO in January 2008 following a career of almost 30 years at Marsh & McLennan. During his period in office, Airmic published several pieces of research, including Roads to Ruin and Roads to Resilience. Most notably, he was instrumental in working with the insurance market to achieve the Insurance Act 2015.
Thanking Hurrell for his “outstanding” contribution, Airmic chairman, Clive Clarke said that under his leadership, the association had “gone from strength to strength”.
“John has done a huge amount to raise the profile and standards of the risk profession, and has also helped to influence the way commercial insurance is conducted in the UK. He leaves Airmic in an excellent position to continue its mission.
“Our focus now is on ensuring a seamless transition. John’s replacement will take over at a critical and exciting time for Airmic members. This is a hugely influential role, and we anticipate interest from people of the highest calibre. Our priority will be to ensure a fair, transparent and successful transition,” Clarke added.
Hurrell said he is looking forward to spending more time with family, whilst hopefully remaining engaged in the market in some capacity, adding: “I have had a wonderful innings at Airmic and am hugely grateful for the support I have received. Airmic has the most exciting business plan ever and fantastic support from its board, members and sponsors, but I feel the time is right for new leadership to take Airmic to the next stage on behalf of its members. One of my first decisions as CEO was to introduce a nine-year maximum term for Airmic board members, so I feel it is only right for me to hand over the reins having completed nine years at the helm.”