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About Group Risk Development

Founded in 1998, Group Risk Development (GRiD) aims to promote and enhance the status and uptake of corporate group protection benefits on behalf of its members within the UK insurance, reinsurance and adviser markets.

A collective voice

GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers. GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.

GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas.

To encourage best practice

GRiD seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Our Team

GRiD members all have the opportunity to get actively involved in what we do. That might involve making a regular commitment by sitting on one of our working groups or it might be that you would prefer to limit your involvement to joining in our regular meetings and debate.

Here are a few of our team.

Lee Lovett

Chairman

Lee is Chairman of GRiD and has been since January 2015. Prior to this he was an active member of…

Lee Lovett

Lee Lovett

Chairman

Lee is Chairman of GRiD and has been since January 2015. Prior to this he was an active member of GRiD's Raising the Profile Working Group and was actually involved when GRiD was originally established in 1998. He believes that one of the strengths of GRiD is that it represents all segments of the market and this enables us to comment on various topics with authority and with the appropriate technical expertise.

In his “day job” Lee is CEO of Ellipse and over his career he has worked for various insurers, reinsurers and an outsourcing company; his experience and expertise extends to underwriting, claims, sales and marketing and he has had specific exposure to various aspects of the group risk market throughout his career.

Paul Mahoney

Secretary

Paul is a member of GRiD's Steering Committee. He was appointed GRiD Secretary in 2004. His involvement with GRiD though…

Paul Mahoney

Paul Mahoney

Secretary

Paul is a member of GRiD's Steering Committee. He was appointed GRiD Secretary in 2004. His involvement with GRiD though goes back much further to the mid 1990's and the early tentative discussions considering a market representative group that evolved into GRiD.

In his "day job" Paul is a member of Swiss Re's specialist group risks team working in the UK and Irish markets. He has a broad role covering technical advice, client relationships, scheme pricing and product development.

Iain Black

Treasurer

Iain was appointed GRiD Treasurer in June 2016 and has been a member of GRiD’s Steering Committee since 2013.In his…

Iain Black

Treasurer

Iain was appointed GRiD Treasurer in June 2016 and has been a member of GRiD’s Steering Committee since 2013.

In his day job, Iain is responsible for the overall management and strategy of Zurich Corporate Risk, a division of Zurich Assurance Limited which provides insurance products for employers to cover their employee benefit risks.

Iain’s background includes 25 years experience in the financial services industry managing businesses in all parts of their life cycle including start-up, growth, turn-around, sale/acquisition and closure.

Katharine Moxham

Spokesperson

Katharine was named spokesperson for GRiD in May 2009. Katharine regularly contributes to industry and business publications and debate and has actively…

Katharine Moxham

Katharine Moxham

Spokesperson

Katharine was named spokesperson for GRiD in May 2009. Katharine regularly contributes to industry and business publications and debate and has actively raised the profile of the group risk industry with the media and business organisations.

Prior to joining GRiD, she built a profile as a pioneering force in the evolution of UK group risk working for Towers Perrin, Aon Consulting and JLT Benefit Solutions, where she was Consulting Director of the Health & Risk practice.  This broad based industry expertise makes Katharine ideally placed for her role as industry commentator on issues affecting the group risk market.

Katharine works exclusively for GRiD.

Catherine Baxter

Regulatory Committee Chair

Catherine chairs GRiD’s Regulatory Committee and has done so since 2009.The Regulatory Committee responds to Government consultations and keeps GRiD…

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Catherine Baxter

Regulatory Committee Chair

Catherine chairs GRiD’s Regulatory Committee and has done so since 2009.

The Regulatory Committee responds to Government consultations and keeps GRiD members informed on regulatory changes. The Committee has strong relationships with BIS, DWP, Fit for Work and the Law Commission, amongst others. GRiD has a louder voice with its members working together and is often seen as being less self-interested than others. As our membership goes right across the group risk arena, we look more broadly at what employers want. There is a huge combined depth of knowledge and specialities across the Regulatory Committee – for example some specialise in Welfare Reform, others in Data Protection or Pensions. This means that GRiD members are fully represented in matters affecting the sector.

Catherine is Commercial Product Manager for Unum.

Dan Crook

Raising the Profile Working Party Chair

Dan chairs GRiD’s Raising the Profile Working Party and was appointed in June 2016.The Raising the Profile Working Party sets…

Dan Crook

Raising the Profile Working Party Chair

Dan chairs GRiD’s Raising the Profile Working Party and was appointed in June 2016.

The Raising the Profile Working Party sets the direction of GRiD's media and PR activity. The group is pivotal in raising awareness of group risk benefits with key audiences, the media and stakeholder groups.

In his "day job" Dan is Sales Director at Canada Life.

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If you are active in the group risk market and would be interested in gaining a greater share of voice and working more closely with your contemporaries in the industry please get in touch by completing this page.

Benefits of membership:

A STAKE IN POLICY

A STAKE IN POLICY

The opportunity to influence group risk policymaking.

VALUE BY ASSOCIATION

VALUE BY ASSOCIATION

GRiD is a respected voice in the protection sector – as such, membership enhances the status of member organisations.

ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION

ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION

Privileged access to output from the various working groups, including consultation responses, regulatory updates, employer research and pan industry claims data. GRiD members also gain exclusive access to industry speakers at member meetings.

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