The IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a platform for those aged 35 and under (or anyone new to the sector), from all disciplines, working in and with the insurance and reinsurance industry, to network, share experience, learn new skills and develop talent. Membership of the YPG is either:
The IRLA YPG aims to make an active contribution to the legacy sector by organising regular networking events and providing a series of accredited training sessions which promote:
The YPG’s ‘Link & Learn’ sessions provide members with the opportunity to hear from peers in other areas of the sector. Previous Link & Learn events include: M&A and Restructuring; Possible Future Claims; and the Basics of Solvency II. These events are followed by networking drinks.
As well as the Link & Learn and networking drinks, the YPG also host a number of social events, such as the ‘City Treasure Hunt’ in 2015, which raised funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. In addition to this, the YPG are encouraged to attend educational and social events with the wider IRLA group.
*following attendance of the preceding Link & Learn event (free of charge)
**Click here for a list of books and resources in the Secretariat office for use by YPG Members.
The IRLA YPG was launched in 2013 under the chairmanship of Hannah Vaughan, of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Since inception, membership has grown to 365 members.
As a member of the IRLA Young Professionals Group, you have the opportunity to acknowledge and record all of your achievements via participation with the group. As such, we have created a Learning Logbook where you can keep this record, find out more about what the IRLA YPG has to offer and provide feedback on our events and training. There is also a chance of winning a prize if you submit your completed logbook to Secretariat by the due date. Click the link below to download and save your editable copy.
The deadline for nominations for the 2019 YPG of the Year Award award has now passed and the winner will be announced at Congress, 11 June 2019.
Nominations can be made for 2020 and are open to all members of the Young Professionals Group. The winner will receive their award at IRLA Congress 2020 in Brighton.
The Award is for a young professional who has demonstrated:
• Outstanding Business Outcomes
• Outstanding Customer/Client Service
• Outstanding Leadership
If an IRLA young professional that you have worked with has demonstrated any of these qualities, you are invited to submit nominations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday February 28, 2020.
Your nomination should include a description (no more than 350 words) of the achievements of the IRLA Young Professional member and you must provide evidence of why you believe they fulfil the Award criteria. This must include support from their line manager and peers and/or clients.
Our 2017/2018 award winner was Victor Nelligan from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the judges said:
“This nomination recognises that Victor has produced an Outstanding Client Service in 2017. With a huge thirst for knowledge of the legacy market compiling his own stats on deals and activity in the market. Victor has made great strides in developing his own network and is highly regarded by many of the run-off acquirers through interactions with them on various transactions. Victor across as affable and friendly, sharp, intelligent and knowledgeable, which can be a difficult feat to pull off in this industry.”
You can watch the video of the presentation here.
Mentoring has had huge impact for me. For the first 10 years of my time in the London Market it was sink or swim, but then I found myself with a manager who took time to help me adjust my attitudes to match my business skills. He made it clear that railing against the obviously unfair – gender – regime that was the London Market (and my firm) was not the way to succeed. I had to gain insight, develop connections and create networks, in other words the three strands that would ultimately make the change for me, if not the whole marketplace. Since this time, I have participated in more informal career chats as both a mentor and mentee. As part of my career development I have enjoyed sharing my own hard gained wisdom and by talking to others, quite often younger than myself, I have obtained solutions on career and work aspects that I had seen as a blind alley.
Leslie-Ann Giovnilli, Head of Academy
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