US insurance charity opens London offshoot - FREE

US insurance charity opens London offshoot - FREE

Non-profit organisation, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), has founded a London-based international division.

The insurance sector-funded charity said the UK-based offshoot is its first international chapter.

The charity said it aims to “provide grants, volunteer services, and leadership initiatives to the local community across the UK”.

IICF already operates four regional divisions across the US which it says has contributed $23.5m in grants and nearly 200,000 volunteer hours to local American communities since its creation in 1994.

The new London-based operation has the following board members:


  • AFL Insurance Brokers: Alec Finch, chairman
  • Aon: Terry Masters,  CEO Aon Re Solutions
  • Chubb: Gary Petrosino, executive vice president (and chairman of IICF’s board of governors)
  • CNA: Dave Brosnan, CEO, CNA Europe
  • Swiss Re: Sally-Anne Etienne, market head for life and health, UK and Ireland
  • Generali: Steven Spano, chief financial officer
  • IICF: Bill Ross, CEO
  • KPMG: Gary Reader, partner, global insurance sector
  • Mayer Brown: Colin Scagell, partner
  • Prosek Partners: Andrew Waterworth, managing director
  • World Broker Network: Bruce Basso, CEO (and IICF founder)
  • XL Catlin: John Carroll, group sustainability director
  • Zurich: Pam Webb, head of the Zurich Community Trust.


“We are thrilled to launch our first international division with the support of an outstanding group of industry leaders,” said Bill Ross, CEO of IICF.  

Wendy Wilder will serve as the executive director of IICF’s London division, the charity said.

Wilder brings to the position 16 years of strategy and corporate responsibility experience in the private and non-profit sectors in Europe, North America and Asia.

She was AIG UK’s head of strategy and planning for three years and also has held consulting roles at Ernst & Young, Charities Aid Foundation, and the Bangladesh-based CSR Centre.

For more information on the IICF, click here.

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