Chief Executive, ICMIF
Shaun joined the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) in 1995 as Vice-President, Membership and Finance and was appointed Chief Executive in 2005. Shaun sits on the ICMIF Board and the regional boards as well as being the Vice-Chair of the newly formed ICMIF Foundation.
Shaun has established working relationships with key global policymakers in areas as diverse as climate change; disaster risk resilience; poverty alleviation; economic growth; and regulation/legislation. This includes regular contact with the G20 and B20 (where has been a member of the B20 Financing Growth & Infrastructure taskforce since 2014); the United Nations, including speaking at the UN General Assembly; the UNISDR where he spoke at the Sendai (2015) and the Cancun (2017) Conferences on integrating risk into the financial system; the UNDP; the IMF; the World Bank; the OECD; and the more insurance specific arenas of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). Shaun is an ex-officio member of the newly formed Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Steering Group which brings together insurance industry leaders with global policymakers from the UN, World Bank and FSB to ensure insurance related issues are discussed at the highest level. He is also Co-Chair of the IDF Microinsurance task force.
Shaun regularly speaks at conferences and to mutual boards on mutuality, regulation, governance, marketing, branding and other strategic issues affecting the mutual and cooperative insurance sector and the wider insurance sector. He is a board member of the Climate Bonds Initiative that promotes Green Bonds and is a board member of Regis Mutual Management that sets up and runs new mutual insurers.
Shaun is a chartered accountant, married to Francesca with four adult children. He has a passion for most sports but particularly rugby union – a sport he has played, coached and refereed.