Master Resets Priorities for the Year
Written by David Worsfold on 02nd April 2020
When I first become Master in October, I promised to do my best to “Invest in the Future” of our wonderful Company – and build on the wonderful legacy of warm and wise Fellowship built by our Past Masters and Members. In these times, that seems a very tall order – but that is what I will continue to do – with the support of the Officers and the Chairs.
Our immediate priorities will be:
• Fellowship and Support for our Members
We know that extraordinary strains are being put on people at these times – and some of our members are especially vulnerable or facing specific challenges. Please feel free to contact the Master, the Acting Clerk or the Almoner, Stephen Riley, if you would like our help in any way.
Also don’t forget that that The Insurance Charities is there to help you or colleagues from our profession in times of need.
Across the country vulnerable people are facing greater problems than ever and new areas of need are emerging. We want to do everything we can to support the carers and key workers who are protecting the ill and the elderly and desperate.
The Chair of Trustees, John Young, is working with the other Trustees to identify new opportunities for our Livery Company to contribute to the best effect. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact John Young.
• Support to our Profession and Industry
Our industry is needing to work in new and flexible ways – and will be challenged in the coming months to do what it does best – to provide solutions and compensation for the most challenging of risks. People in our industry and profession will be tested to the limit and asked to stretch and adapt their considerable skills to support their businesses and customers. We need to stand ready to assist and will do what we can to continue to offer high quality information and education seminars on the topical subjects. We will underpin and share the good work being done by the Chartered Insurance Institute to highlight and support the profession. And we will continue to work hard to profile our message that LONDON INSURES THE WORLD
“Rooted in the Past, Vibrant in the Present, and Committed to the Future”