ABI appoints Director of Membership and Business Development


Sheryl Fernando comes from UK Finance

Sheryl Fernando will join the ABI in the newly created role of Director of Membership and Business Development. Sheryl will report to ABI Chief Executive Hannah Gurga and will take up the role from late November.

Sheryl currently works at UK Finance where she has served as Director, Membership and Membership Governance since 2017. Prior to joining UK Finance, Sheryl was Executive Director of Strategy International, a consultancy covering several sectors including finance and technology .

Hannah Gurga, Managing Director of ABI says, “We are delighted to welcome Sheryl to the ABI. Ensuring we deliver for members is my priority and Sheryl brings a wealth of experience on member engagement and collaboration, as well as business development and event organization. I have had the privilege of working with Sheryl before and know firsthand what a great asset she will be.

said Sheryl Fernando“It is an absolute honor to join Hannah and the ABI team at such a defining moment for the industry. Insurance and long-term savings have always been a key part of the agenda for consumers and the economy, and more so now in these innovative and changing times. The ABI and its members are at the forefront of the opportunities and challenges that arise, and I truly look forward to working with them on this path.

Barry O’Dwyer, Chairman of ABI and CEO of the Royal London Group, says“This is an important new role to help the ABI deliver the best results for its members. Sheryl has exceptional experience in this area and I look forward to welcoming her to the ABI later in the year. the year.

As Director of Membership and Business Development, Sheryl will have overall responsibility for ABI’s event, membership and business revenue and will be a member of the management team.

Notes for Editors

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The Association of British Insurers is the voice of the UK’s leading global insurance and long-term savings company. A productive, inclusive and thriving sector, we are an industry that provides peace of mind to households and businesses across the UK and fuels the growth of local and regional economies by enabling trade, risk taking, l investment and innovation.

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