Young Professionals Group

About Us
Benefits of being a YPG Member
IRLA Young Professional of the Year Award 2017
Equality & Diversity
YPG Mentoring Scheme

Click here to view the welcome video from Adam Horridge

Click here to read ‘A conversation about run-off’ – Congress 2016

Click here to see the IRLA YPG raison d’être

About Us

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:

  • Through your organisation’s corporate membership – if you wish to enjoy YPG benefits please contact us to find out if your company is a member
  • Individual – you can join IRLA as a YPG individual member at the reduced rate of £150+VAT pa

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:

  • peer interaction –  better connecting young professionals and laying the foundations of industry communication for the future
  • personal development – providing an opportunity to learn and progress within the industry
  • development of relationships – by interaction in peer groups as well as with more senior members of the market
  • building skills – by providing interactive sessions to help build both technical and personal communication skills.

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.

Benefits of being a YPG Member

  • Access to YPG specific events including CPD Accredited Link & Learn (free of charge) and social events
  • Access to IRLA events including training, networking and social events
  • *Discounted prices on Academy courses
  • Opportunities to speak and meet directly with respected members in the industry
  • An opportunity to be nominated for the IRLA YPG of the year Award (see below)
  • Involvement in IRLA’s mentoring programme
  • **Access to a library of Insurance/Business books and resources

*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 297 members.

IRLA Young Professional of the Year Award 2017

Nominations for this year’s Awards are open to all members of the Young Professionals Group.

The Award is for a young professional who has demonstrated:

• Outstanding Business Outcomes

• Outstanding Customer/Client Service

• Outstanding Leadership

If a young professional that you have worked with has demonstrated these qualities, you are invited to submit nominations by email to by Friday 30th September 2017.

Your nomination should include a description (no more than 350 words) of their achievements and you must provide evidence of why you believe they fulfil the Award criteria.

Our 2016 award winner was Adam Horridge from Swiss Re (and IRLA YPG Chairman) and the judges said:

“This nomination recognises Adam in the Outstanding Leadership category. His team leaders and committee members praise him for his bright ideas, engagement, innovation and communication skills. It gives IRLA great pleasure to recognise Adam in this way and to work with him as his career develops at Swiss Re and in the wider market.””

IRLA YPG Mentoring Scheme

Please click here to see the mentoring scheme paper

Please click here to see the list of available mentors

Equality & diversity

.We will foster an inclusive working environment where difference is embraced and where people feel valued and respected. We incorporate equality into our core objectives, making every effort to eliminate discrimination, create equal opportunities and develop good working relationships between different people.

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