Show of strength for insurance profession at annual insurance dinner
The newly-renamed Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland, formerly Belfast Insurance Institute, held its annual President’s Dinner on Friday 13th January in the Stuart Suite of the Culloden Estate & Spa. Welcoming over 500 guests from across the Insurance profession in Northern Ireland to the black-tie event, IINI President Brendan Mooney remarked on the strength of the profession today and the province-wide reach of the Institute, which has catered for the needs of its members across Northern Ireland for over 100 years.
In its first year as the Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland, President Brendan Mooney has aimed to establish four key drivers for the Institute in coming years, using IINI as an acronym for Involve, Invest, Network, and Inspire. Objectives, the President said, which have been achieved during his term as the Institute’s leader and which will continue to drive the organisation into the future.
In addition to a warmly-received speech from the President, special guests at the invest included Dame Mary Peters, who credits insurance for bringing her family to Northern Ireland when her father’s job moved the family to Northern Ireland, Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston, Michael O’Neill MBE, Manager of the Northern Ireland football team, BBC sport broadcaster Joel Taggart, and Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute.