New Insurance Institute of London officers for 2020-21 announced


President – Anthony Baldwin, CEO and Board Director, AIG UK

Based in London, Anthony leads the Executive Committee of AIG UK and works with the Board and senior management to formulate AIG’s profitable growth strategies for the UK. Anthony has worked at AIG for over 20 years previously serving as CEO of AIG Europe Limited and before that as Managing Director Field Operations, EMEA.

He joined AIG’s Financial Lines division in 1995 as Financial Institutions Manager for the UK and Ireland. He later became Chief Underwriting Officer for Financial Lines UK and Ireland in 2004, and two years later, was appointed Financial Lines Manager UK and Ireland. In 2008, he was appointed Senior Vice President of AIG’s International Commercial Lines division, with responsibility for AIG’s international Financial Lines portfolio.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies from the University of Surrey.               

Anthony is also a member of the Board of Directors of British American Business (BAB), the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the London Market Group (LMG). Anthony joined the Institute in 2016.

Anthony took office as the new President of the Insurance Institute of London (IIL) for 2020-21 at the AGM on Mon 28 Sept. He succeeds Charles Berry FCII, Chair, BPL Global, and is joined by new Deputy President Julian Enoizi, CEO, Pool Re and Deputy President Designate Christopher Lay ACII, CEO, Marsh UK & Ireland.

Commenting on his election, Anthony Baldwin said “It is a great honour to be elected as the President of the Insurance Institute of London at this critical time for the world economy and for insurance.

“Charles has done an excellent job steering us through the challenges of the last six months and we are all very proud of how the IIL has responded and adapted, including taking the opportunity to modernise the ways it supports members, many of whom are still working from home. Our lecture programme has gone digital and is attracting participants in even greater numbers than before as well as tackling new and highly relevant subjects such as well-being.

“My theme for the year is London’s role as a global centre for insurance and a hub for insurance talent. London has been the historical, spiritual, and physical home of the insurance industry for centuries. It has remained at its epicentre because it is a hub for specialist expertise and will continue to be so. We were ready to embrace digital and remote ways of working and we are demonstrating every day that they work. The world is facing unprecedented challenge and opportunity and progress goes hand in hand with risk. We need to develop and nurture the dynamic eco-system in London and the UK which talent, history and expertise has built, so that we can continue to help our clients face the future.”

Deputy President - Julian Enoizi, CEO, Pool Re

Julian is the CEO of Pool Re, the Government backed UK terrorism reinsurance mutual. He joined Pool Re in September 2013, with the mandate to bring a fresh perspective to a company that had changed little since its formation in 1993. Since then he has presided over the repositioning of the organisation and a series of significant advancements. These include the renegotiation of Pool Re’s

relationship with HM Treasury; introduction of a more sophisticated underwriting proposition requiring an amendment to an Act of Parliament; the purchase of the world’s largest terrorism retrocession programme; the launch of the world’s first terrorism Catastrophe Bond and a significant investment into a partnership with the Home Office in respect of risk mitigation projects. In addition, Pool Re is recognised a central sponsor of thought leadership initiatives and international collaboration with similar national level terrorism (re)insurance arrangements. In 2018, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, described Pool Re as being “widely recognised as the world’s leading terrorism pool” and in 2019, the company won Reinsurance Company of the Year Award.

Julian, a member of the Law Society, is a qualified lawyer and practiced in London, Milan, and Brussels before embarking on his insurance career. He joined Chubb Insurance Company of Europe in 1995 and AIG Europe in 2000, before moving to CNA in 2002 as President of its Continental European Division based in Paris. He was made President and CEO of CNA Europe in 2005. In 2009 Julian became President and CEO of Argo International and prior to his current role, was CEO of a private equity backed venture between 2011 and 2013.

Julian sits on the Advisory Board of the OECD International Network on the Financial Management of Large-scale Catastrophe and the CBI’s Financial Services Council. He was Chairman of the City Forum (2010/11 Season) and Chairman of the Princes Trust Insurance Leadership Group from 2008 to 2011. In 2010 he was awarded Freedom of the City of London and became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers.

In 2018, Julian was appointed a visiting Professor at the University of Cranfield. In 2019 he was appointed as Deputy President of the Insurance Institute of London and that same year received the award for Industry Achiever of the Year from Insurance Day in recognition for his leadership and innovation in leading the transformation of Pool Re and his contribution to terrorism insurance.

Julian is a graduate of the Universities of Birmingham and Limoges, France, holding an LLB (Hons) degree in Law and French Law and a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises. He is fluent in French and Italian and also speaks Spanish.

Asked to comment, Julian said “I am looking forward to working closely with the members, Vice Presidents and Council, to ensure the continued strength of the Insurance Institute of London”. He added, “In particular I am looking forward to supporting Anthony in making his year as President a success.”

Deputy President Designate- Christopher Lay ACII, CEO UK & Ireland, Marsh

Chris was appointed CEO of the UK & Ireland Region of Marsh in June 2018. During his more than 30-year career with Marsh, Chris has held a variety of senior leadership positions in the UK, EMEA, North America, and globally.

His extensive experience includes being CEO of the Middle Market business in UK & EMEA, Head of EMEA Sales, CEO of the Middle East, Eastern Europe and CIS operations, and CEO of the Nordic Region. His International and Global leadership roles include leading Business Development for the International Division including EH&B in International, Head of Global Sales, and President of Marsh Captive Solutions. Immediately prior to his UK & Ireland responsibility, he was President & CEO of Marsh Canada based in Toronto and served on the North American Executive Committee.

Chris studied at University College in London where he obtained a BSc. (Econ) Hons. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, and a member of the Council and Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London. Chris also serves on The President’s Committee of the CBI.

Commenting on his election Chris said “I’m delighted to take on the position of Deputy President Designate and have the opportunity to serve the Insurance Institute of London and support its vital work. I’d like to thank the Vice Presidents and Council for electing me. I’d also like to thank Charles for his excellent leadership, and to congratulate Anthony and Julian on their elections.

“At this time of immense challenge and opportunities, our industry has a critical role to play in ensuring we can capture the possibilities ahead. I look forward to working with the members and Council to maintain the vibrancy and success of the Institute.”