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CII appoints John Bissell as Chief Operating Officer


Publication date:

04 January 2017

Last updated:

25 October 2018

John Bissell MBA ACII has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Mr Bissell commenced his new role on 3 January, following his most recent position as senior vice president at the not-for-profit Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD), where he was responsible for global operations and development.

In his new role at the CII, Mr Bissell has responsibility for the Business Operations, Customer Service, IT, Finance and Facilities functions of the professional body, and has joined the CII's board of directors. He will also be a key contributor to the delivery of the CII's recently launched Strategic Manifesto - 2021 Roadmap.

CII Chief Executive Sian Fisher ACII said;

"John offers the CII a wealth of international, IT and customer engagement experience and I am thrilled that he has decided to join us at such an important time for both the insurance profession and its professional body. As we embark on our change programme over the next five years, John will play an important role in helping the executive team evolve the CII into the relevant, modern and diverse organisation, which such a fast-changing profession requires."

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Bissell said;

"The CII is respected in the insurance profession, and I am excited about joining the organisation as it forges ahead with an ambitious programme of change and development. Modernising and enhancing CII operations will play a central role in achieving the organisation's strategic objectives, and I look forward to working with the CII team to develop a workplace environment that supports collaboration, flexibility and dynamism."

This document is believed to be accurate but is not intended as a basis of knowledge upon which advice can be given. Neither the author (personal or corporate), the CII group, local institute or Society, or any of the officers or employees of those organisations accept any responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the data or opinions included in this material. Opinions expressed are those of the author or authors and not necessarily those of the CII group, local institutes, or Societies.