The Chartered Insurance Institute has appointed David Hertzell to the position of independent chair of its professional standard boards.
He will take up the role early next year.
Hertzell, Law Commissioner for commercial and common law, will replace David MacIntosh QC, who completes his tenure at the end of the year. The professional standards board advises the CII board on appropriate professional standards, including standards for Personal Finance Society members.
Hertzell was appointed a Law Commissioner in 2007. Before joining the Law Commission he was managing partner at Davies Arnold Cooper Solicitors.
He is also vice president of the British Insurance Law Association.
CII chief executive Dr Sandy Scott says: “The CII has had a professional standards board in place for more than 10 years and David McIntosh QC, who has been chair of the board for the last seven years, deserves particular recognition and gratitude for presiding over a more robust, rigorous and independent process than at any other equivalent professional body.”
Hertzell says: “The last few years have seen professional standards in financial services under greater scrutiny than ever before, demonstrating how fundamentally important it is to have a robust oversight and disciplinary process and to maintain vigilance, anticipate and address public interest issues.
“It is an honour to be appointed as the new chair of the CII professional standards board and I look forward to building on the strong foundations David MacIntosh has put firmly in place.”