Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation announces first international expansion with the launch of a London division

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization funded by the insurance industry, has expanded its operations to the United Kingdom with the launch of its first international division.

IICF’s newly-formed London Division will join the collective strengths of the insurance industry to provide grants, volunteer services, and leadership initiatives to the local community across the UK. It is the first overseas expansion for IICF, which operates four regional divisions across the United States and has contributed $23.5 million in grants and nearly 200,000 volunteer hours to local American communities since its inception in 1994.

“Our expansion into the U.K. is a monumental occasion for the IICF, as well as for the entire insurance industry,” said Gary Petrosino, Executive Vice President at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and Chairman of IICF’s Board of Governors. “Our growth into the international community represents an important evolution in the insurance industry’s rich tradition of giving.”

The London operations kick off with support from some of the most prestigious organizations that make up—and support—the insurance industry. Founding board membership includes the following executives and companies:

AFL Insurance Brokers: Alec Finch, Chairman

Aon: Terry Masters,  Chief Executive Officer, Aon Re Solutions

Chubb: Gary Petrosino, Executive Vice President (and Chairman of IICF’s Board of Governors)

CNA: Dave Brosnan, CEO, CNA Europe

Swiss Re: Sally-Anne Etienne, Market Head Life & Health U.K. and Ireland

Generali: Steven Spano, Chief Financial Officer

IICF: Bill Ross, CEO

KPMG: Gary Reader, Partner, Global Insurance Sector

Mayer Brown: Colin Scagell, Partner

Prosek Partners: Andrew Waterworth, Managing Director

World Broker Network: Bruce Basso, Chief Executive Officer (and IICF Founder)

XL Catlin: John Carroll, Group Sustainability Director

Zurich: Pam Webb, Head of the Zurich Community Trust

“We are thrilled to launch our first international division with the support of an outstanding group of industry leaders,” said Bill Ross, CEO of IICF.  

Wendy Wilder will serve as the Executive Director of IICF’s London Division. Ms. Wilder brings to the position 16 years of Strategy and Corporate Responsibility experience in the private and non-profit sectors in Europe, North America and Asia. Notably, she was Head of Strategy & Planning for AIG UK for three years and also has held consulting roles at Ernst & Young, Charities Aid Foundation, and the Bangladesh-based CSR Centre.