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Insurance Institute of Southampton - President Dilys Gale 2014We are delighted to announce that Dilys Gale has been elected President of the Insurance Institute of Southampton, the regional body of the Chartered Insurance Institute, for 2014-15. Dilys plays an important role within Stride Underwriting and the CII, and is a respected figure throughout the insurance industry.

The Chartered Insurance Institute of Southampton
The Insurance Institute of Southampton represents the needs of nearly 3000 Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Private Finance Society (PFS) members from Portsmouth, Southampton and Salisbury. Throughout the year, the CII of Southampton runs a range of events that develop and support its members.

The role of the President
As the head of the Southampton CII, the President presides over the local institute’s activities and services for members. The role includes being an active advocate of the CII’s aims to raising professional standards throughout the industry, and passing this message on to all involved in insurance in the region.

Pushing the Southampton CII forward
Dilys plans to increase the number of ‘Office Representatives’ throughout the member companies. This is to ensure that communications and event information are delivered to staff effectively while having an in-house point of contact. The increased use of social media and email bulletins is a great way to keep up to date with the latest news from the CII Southampton.

The Council also looks to support the work of the Insurance Charities by raising money at social events. Dilys has nominated the Local Air Ambulance Charity as part of the social and community effort.

Upcoming events 2014-15
The Insurance Institute of Southampton has a full programme of CPD events held monthly at the Ageas Bowl. Sessions are led by experienced insurance professionals, where you can learn about the latest topics affecting the industry and the future of insurance. It is also a great opportunity to network with like-minded peers.

We also arrange a variety of social events for members and non-members, which include a theatre trip and bowling. Keep an eye on the CII Southampton website for new events and details.

Stride Underwriting and Dilys
Dilys Gale is a valued and integral member of staff at Stride Underwriting. Dilys offers a wealth of knowledge and experience, which is reflected with her 28 years at Stride. As Compliance and Training Manager, Dilys is responsible for ensuring that our processes, staff training and communications are compliant with the latest regulations laid down by the various bodies governing the conduct of insurance business.