Stuart Scullion (pictured), executive chairman of the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII), announced that he will be stepping down from his role at the association’s annual general meeting on April 22.
Scullion had planned to stand down last year but agreed to remain as executive chairman to steer the association through the Brexit process and any outcomes arising from the government’s review into the fairness of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).
In a statement, AMII said that Scullion will leave “a strong legacy after six years at the helm.”
“I look back on my term as chair with pride,” said Scullion. “I have always been clear the industry can only thrive if the participants think as ‘we’ not ‘them and us.’ To see AMII as an organisation which has both insurers and intermediary firms standing side by side, working for the common good, will hopefully be part of my legacy.”
Scullion added that, with AMII financially stable and in good health, the time is now right for him to “hand the baton over to a new chairperson to build on what we have achieved and write the next chapter.”
“These are both challenging and exciting times for our industry,” said Scullion. “Interest in health and well-being, including PMI [private medical insurance], is buoyant because of the impact of COVID-19, particularly in relation to mental health, and resulting increases in NHS waiting times. Digital technology and wearable devices will see the delivery of healthcare, both in the private sector and the NHS, change beyond comprehension over the coming years. As an association we want to be involved in that change, playing our part to improve things for the better.”