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Barbara Bradshaw succeeds Paddick as IIB chief

Barbara Bradshaw has been appointed as the Institute of Insurance Brokers chief executive following the death of Andrew Paddick.

IIB chairman Graham Gomm says: “The board was determined that we should continue to provide the very highest level of service to, and on behalf of, our members.

“During the past five years, the Institute has come increasingly to rely on the team that Andrew and Barbara had created, belying any idea that Andrew was the sole voice of the Institute. Barbara is the ideal person to move this forward for us.”

Bradshaw says her priority is to ensure the voice of the small and medium sized insurance brokers is not lost and that the views of the IIB is still heard.

She says: “Nobody could fill Andrew’s shoes, nor would they want to. He has left the legacy of a strong institute with a first class team that can continue to represent the interests of its members, as well as to provide them with technical and regulatory support. Our first priority is to ensure that the voice of small and medium sized insurance brokers is not lost and that our views continue to be heard.”

Gomm says: “I am confident that in Barbara Bradshaw, we have a highly experienced person as chief executive who has worked closely with Andrew since the very beginning and will be able to carry forward his unique legacy of robustly representing the interests of the insurance broking community.”

Bradshaw will be supported by head of technical services Ann Peel and administration manager Barbara Johnston.

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