Mark Everiss, Company Secretary
Mark was co-opted to the Board in April 2007 and became the Company Secretary in 2010 and he also heads up the Events Committee which, amongst other things coordinates the annual Congress in Brighton.
Mark is a Partner at Cooley (UK) LLP in their London office. He has spent over 25 years working on contentious matters in the legacy market and has handled a number of significant market disputes, both in the High Court and in arbitration.
“I arrived in the insurance industry entirely by chance. On my first day as a trainee solicitor, I was introduced to a partner who worked in the insurance litigation group and I went on to learn so much from him. At the end of my training, I turned down other opportunities as I saw an exciting future in insurance.
I really enjoy working on the events side of IRLA and my advice, to a first-timer to Congress, is to get there early and meet a huge variety of people. Enjoy the experience, learn, and network with fantastic people. You will go away educated, invigorated and with useful contacts for your work in the future.”