This session will provide attendees with further information about how Chartered status can support and enhance professionalism, through the CII Chartered Ethos and through partnership between CII Chartered firms and our Chartered community. It will also cover the latest developments within the Chartered community, including a summary of the recent Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey – and the findings from our Chartered firms, and the most recent Chartered Perception Index.
By the end of the session, delegates will be able to:
o Understand the value of Chartered status, including what drives consumers to ‘choose Chartered’
o Explain the CII Chartered Ethos, and how it contributes to enhanced trust in the underwriting profession
o Understand how the CII can help MGAs on your professional journey
About the speaker
Melissa Collett is Professional Standards Director at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), leading its professional standards, ethics and conduct activity as a united profession across insurance and financial planning. She is also responsible for the professional body’s legal affairs, risk management, disciplinary matters and governance. She is keen to raise awareness of best practice and drive ethical behaviour through engagement with the profession and external stakeholders.
Melissa has an extensive background in consumer and legal issues. She spent over a decade at the Financial Ombudsman Service, was a Director at Fairer Finance and sits as a Tribunal Judge. She is also qualified solicitor, specialising in insurance law at Hogan Lovells. She is a frequent speaker at conference and events, sits on judging panels, and is the author of numerous articles and publications on consumer law subjects.