To embrace the diversity of the industry and create a sense of inclusion for all members
Membership of the Company is open to those eligible for membership of the Chartered Insurance Institute and those engaged in the widest sense in the business of insurance in a professional capacity.
From the outset, the aim of the Company has beento secure the participation and support of senior leaders in our profession and to develop a broad and balanced membership from the different sectors of the industry (insurers - both life and non-life, whether in London or across the UK - Lloyd’s and London market, brokers, loss adjusters, lawyers, actuaries and consultants). In recent years, we have worked hard to broaden our membership to be truly representative of the diversity of talent in our industry in terms of gender, age, race, sexual orientation and other attributes. We want the unique Fellowship of our Company to create a sense of genuine belonging and inclusion for all our members.
Professionalism and Fellowship
The two core attributes of a successful Livery Company
From its foundation, the Company has been closely associated with and fully supportive of the goals of the Chartered Insurance Institute to ensure professionalism and the highest standards of practice in the business of insurance.
The Livery seeks to promote standards of honourable practice and ethical behaviour and, indeed, in earlier years supported the development of what is now the Code of Ethics for the insurance profession, published by the Chartered Insurance Institute. We also developed a Dignity Policy in early 2019 to make clear the standard of conduct and behaviour we expect to ensure that all our members and guests can have a strong sense of belonging and are treated with respect.
Allied to these serious purposes, the Livery also seeks to provide opportunities for our members to enjoy warm fellowship together and be able to share ideas on best practice and new innovations within our profession, the UK Insurance industry, the London international insurance market and the City of London - to enable us all to continue in the important roles we play to develop effective risk management and mitigation of the most challenging risks facing people and businesses in the world today.
Helping others is a key part of our mission
Philanthropy has been at the heart of the Livery movement since its foundation.
For the Worshipful Company of Insurers philanthropy takes many forms – grants to charities, educational initiatives, volunteering and supporting the Lord Mayor and the City in their charitable objectives.
Engaging with good causes is core to our mission. In addition to welcoming applications from potential Charity Partners, we also encourage members to get involved, either by volunteering their time or applying for matched funding for charitable activities they are personally involved with.
Check out the Philanthropy section and explore the wide range of support we give to charities, local groups, schools, higher education and our service affiliates.
Supporting the Lord Mayor and the Livery Movement
We aim to play an influential part in Civic life of the City of London and ensure that the business of insurance is a central part of the strategy of the City.
To further this objective we encourage and support members who wish to become Ward Club members, Common Councillors, Aldermen/women, Sheriffs or aspire to the position of Lord Mayor.
We participate fully in Civic Livery life, including the Livery Committee, the Lord Mayor’s Show, City Giving Day, the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Sheriffs’ London Challenge.
We maintain and develop strong links with our fellow Livery Companies, and specifically the other Modern Companies and the Financial Services Group.
Pictured are Alderwoman Dame Susan Langley and Alderman Bronek Masojada who were elected as Sheriffs of the City of London at the City’s Common Hall held in the Guildhall in June.
Both are prominent members of the Worshipful Company of Insurers (WCI).