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Exeter insurance body elects new President and Deputy

8 May 2013

Helen Jones of Pavey Group and Browne Jacobson Partner Mark Fowles have been elected President and Deputy President respectively of the Insurance Institute of Exeter.

Helen and Marks appointments were confirmed at the Institutes Annual General Meeting.

Helen, who is a Senior Commercial Account Manager at Pavey Group, a leading Insurance and Financial Services firm in the South West, takes over from Russell Langham whilst Mark occupies the position vacated by Ms Jones.

Helen has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years, beginning her career with an Insurer, working across various departments and for the previous 12 years as an insurance broker. Helen specialises in insurance solutions for businesses working in a broad range of sectors and manages a large portfolio of clients predominately across the South West.

Mark is widely regarded as one of the leading personal injury defendant lawyers in the South-West, described by Legal 500 as an acknowledged expert and leading thinker in public sector insurance litigation. His team is nationally renowned for the handling of claims at all levels, specialising in employers, public and local authority liability as well as occupational stress, education claims, and claims against social services, amongst others. Clients include the NHS Litigation Authority, Devon County Council, Travelers Insurance and Gallagher Bassett.

Helen Jones stated:

"I am delighted to have been elected as President of Insurance Institute of Exeter. I have been involved with the Institute for many years in various capacities. The local Institute is here to support and represent our existing members as well as encouraging new talent which has entered the insurance industry. The opportunities to progress in our region are there and for those who have aspirations to progress the Institute can assist you through professional qualifications and continued learning such as education lunch time talks and seminars. Throughout my time as President, we will be increasing the support offered to our colleagues working in the financial services sector as they themselves have under-gone a significant period of change".

Mark Fowles, added:

"The insurance sector is facing a year of tremendous change, especially with the Jackson reforms finally taking effect from this month. I am looking forward to working with Helen over the coming year in helping to raise the profile of the Institute, enhance our knowledge and networking services and represent the interests and concerns of our members locally, regionally and nationally."

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