IRLA - 20th Anniversary

We are very pleased to be supporting MIND for this, our 20th anniversary year with a target of £10,000. Please contact secretariat if you would like to hold your own event to help IRLA to raise funds.

Please click here if you would like to make a donation to MIND via our JustGiving page.

Who We Are

IRLA is the UK market body for insurance and reinsurance legacy management professionals. IRLA is recognised as the voice of the legacy management sector by a wide range of government and market bodies including the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS); the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as well as the Employers Liability Tracing Office (ELTO). IRLA is also affiliated with several other market associations all the while working with these others to increase benefits to members.

IRLA activities range from industry consultation with government to promotion of the sector’s skills and expertise. In particular, the IRLA Academy provides top quality, competitively priced, training that is fully accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, one of the world’s premier professional training organisations for the general insurance industry. More recently, IRLA has also established its own, annual awards designed to promote and recognise excellence in legacy management.

Click here for IRLA Annual Report 2017/18

Events & Training

IRLA Crazy Golf – March 2019 – SOLD OUT
26/03/2019 - Networking
Another chance to try and snatch the trophy from 2018 winners Foran Glennon! MORE
IRLA Members’ – Whose wine is it anyway – SOLD OUT
25/04/2019 - Networking
Welcome drink on arrival. Cheese boards during the event. At 18:30 The Wine Library will present red & white wines for tasting, with a prize for the most knowledgeable individual. MORE
IRLA LINK & LEARN SESSION – Introduction to the London Insurance Market with a tour of Lloyd’s – SOLD OUT
25/04/2019 - Training
SUMMARY This introductory session will appeal to all those who wish to gain a practical understanding and useful working knowledge of this professional environment. This session will: • Provide a basic knowledge of the re/insurance market • Demonstrate how... MORE
IRLA Members’ Breakfast briefing
17/05/2019 - Training
The US Opioids crisis SUMMARY The Opioid Crisis has swept the US and has reportedly arrived in the UK. Pharmaceutical companies are alleged to have played a role in perpetuating addiction and contributing to the Crisis by aggressive marketing.... MORE
IRLA Networking session
06/06/2019 - Networking
Come and join us for an informal drink and meet with other members of IRLA MORE
Congress 2019
10/06/2019 - Congress
Please note that we have sold out of B&B rooms at The Grand but there is other accommodation available in Brighton that you may wish to consider booking. We will be returning to The Grand in Brighton for the seventh... MORE

Why Join?

Market representation
...and promotion of the interests of legacy professionals to other sector bodies, government and regulators.
Helping insurance and reinsurance legacy professionals
Networking - sharing expertise and best practice - enhancing learning and innovating.
IRLA Academy
CPD accredited technical insurance and reinsurance briefings and workshops.
IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
For those under 35 or new to and working in the (re)insurance legacy sector.
Industry Events
Annual members’ dinner & industry awards – annual congress – social events and networking opportunities.
Membership discounts
E-membership discount card which can be used at a selection of venues and for a number of publications.

Membership Categories

IRLA welcomes applications for Affiliate membership for which an application must be submitted to the Board of Directors. Other trade associations and market bodies may apply to the Board of Directors for consideration of this honorary membership.

Full membership £1,750+VAT

  • unlimited number of employees and staff of purchased companies
  • free membership of the IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • any employee can put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • representative can be put forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • vote on any proposed changes to the Association
  • access to member discounts

Associate membership £525+VAT

  • for companies with 9 or less staff based in the UK and all companies based entirely overseas
  • 9 named members
  • free membership of the IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • any of those 9 employees can put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • representative can be put forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • access to member discounts

Sole Trader Membership £195+VAT

  • for sole traders and individuals operating consultancies
  • can put yourself forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • can put yourself forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • access to member discounts

Young Professional Membership £150+VAT

  • for students, trainees and those with less than 5 years in the industry
  • can put yourself forward for a working party
  • access to member discounts

(where you belong to a non-member company)

Young Professional



IRLA Blog #6
‘When opportunity doesn’t knock then build a door’ Mark Hallam – Head of R/I Asset & Liability Management | Managing Director | Property & Casualty Business Management – Swiss Re... MORE
IRLA blog #5
‘Is there light at the end of the tunnel for run-0ff firms facing contract certainty?’ Baljit Goraya, Senior Managers and Stephen Arnold, Partner – PwC... MORE
IRLA member offer – Grange Health Clubs
Offer of the month – November... MORE
IRLA blog #4
IRLA’s fourth blog is written by IRLA member Graham Oswald, Director at PwC LLP. IFRS17 : Important considerations for the legacy market... MORE

Contact us

Secretariat service is provided by AMS (Outsourcing) Services Ltd.

Secretariat source the news for the website, the e-circulars and the newsletters. Please send anything that you would wish us to include via any of the above methods. A pdf version is the preferred option for any story.

The office is manned 5 days a week, 9.00 until 17.00 and you can be in direct contact with a team member via any of the following methods:

Skype: ams-secretariat


YPG Kim Barker:


Secretariat Catherine Winch:

Events Craig Oldfield:

For more information about Secretariat services and the Events team, please visit their website or

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 362 4233