|Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body representing the group risk industry, has appointed Steve Bridger, managing director of group protection for Aviva UK Life, as their new chair. Lee Lovett, CEO of Ellipse, has been chair for three years and stepped down at the end of December.|
GRiD provides its members with access to pan-industry claims data, employer research, market experts, networking opportunities, plus up-to-the minute views on government papers and legislative change. GRiD also responds to government consultations that are relevant to the industry.
Steve Bridger wants to capitalise on this to help drive the agenda to give more people access to workplace protection for when they’re at their most vulnerable. He said: ‘GRiD is in great shape following Lee’s chairmanship and he has secured some great wins. We have a healthy increase in membership, have submitted responses to all relevant government consultations - securing derogations for group risk where needed, harmonised how the ABI and GRiD report their claims statistics, launched a new website, and have had nearly 3,000 passes of the group risk qualification GR1. I’m looking to build on all of this.
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