CII appoints Bissell as COO

John Bissell has been appointed chief operating officer of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the parent body of the Personal Finance Society.

John Bissell, CIIHe joins the organisation having left the role of senior vice president at the not-for-profit Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD), where he was responsible for global operations and development.

In his new role at the CII, Bissell has responsibility for business operations, customer service, IT, finance and facilities functions of the professional body, and has joined the CII’s board of directors. He will also be a contributor to the delivery of the CII’s recently launched Strategic Manifesto – 2021 Roadmap.

CII chief executive Sian Fisher ACII says: “John offers the CII a wealth of international, IT and customer engagement experience and I am thrilled that he has decided to join us at such an important time for both the insurance profession and its professional body.

“As we embark on our change programme over the next five years, John will play an important role in helping the executive team evolve the CII into the relevant, modern and diverse organisation, which such a fast-changing profession requires.

Bissell says: “The CII is respected in the insurance profession, and I am excited about joining the organisation as it forges ahead with an ambitious programme of change and development.

“Modernising and enhancing CII operations will play a central role in achieving the organisation’s strategic objectives, and I look forward to working with the CII team to develop a workplace environment that supports collaboration, flexibility and dynamism.”