Mentoring programme

Uniting the market around knowledge sharing and skills


Following the success of our Insider Progress events series, we are now adding a mentoring programme for our members.


To the best of our knowledge, this is the first cross-industry mentoring scheme launched by a trade publication. We are aiming to unite all corners of the market around knowledge sharing and skills development, and hope that it will facilitate cross-market collaboration in building a vibrant London market.



What is our mentoring programme?


Our programme will connect individuals in the industry who have specific skills and knowledge (mentors) with individuals (mentees) who need or want the same skills and advantages to move up in work performance and skill level. Our programme will help mentees develop new skills. For the mentor it serves as a way to give back and can also be a learning experience.


Programme Launch


November 2019

Applications for mentees and mentors now open



February 2020

Mentors and mentees are paired together

First Rotation


March 2020

First rotation of the programme begins

Rotation End


September 2020

First rotation of the programme to finish

Apply to the Programme


A mentee may want to work on building self-confidence, developing professional and winning tools or sharpening critical thinking skills and knowledge. People can become mentees at almost any age. Being a great mentee means being dedicated to learning and practicing new skills. The more work you put into the relationship with your mentor, the more you will get out of it.

Benefits to you
  • Offer an outside perspective on both you and your business
  • Help you by sharing their own experience of both failure and success
  • Give friendly, unbiased support and provide honest and constructive feedback
  • Be a sounding board for ideas
  • You can come from any business function in any sector of the market
  • You must be able to commit to 4 x 90 minute sessions to use over the course of 6 months (to start in March 2020)
  • Complete a review document following the end of your placement

As a mentor you will have the opportunity to use your experience and knowledge in a facilitative manner to support the development of the mentee. The responsibility for making things happen and putting plans into action lies primarily with the mentee - not with you.

Benefits to you
  • Opportunity to reflect on own practice
  • Enhances your job satisfaction
  • Develops professional relationships
  • Enhances peer recognition
  • It uses your experience, making it available to a new person
  • It enables you to practice interpersonal skills
  • You can come from any business function in any sector of the market
  • You must have 3 years leadership and or management experience 
  • You must be able to commit to 4 x 90 minute sessions to use over the course of 6 months (to start in March 2020)
  • Complete a review document following the end of your placement

*Number of mentees and mentors paired on the first rotation will depend on how many commit to the programme. Should we become oversubscribed you will be moved to the following rotation and be informed when you have been matched with a mentor/mentee.


Business leaders, experts, and pioneers

(further speakers to be announced soon)

Caroline Bosher

Renegade Generation

Fiona Green

Renegade Generation

Sue Langley

Non-Executive Chairman
Gallagher UK

Jennette Newman

Clyde & Co

Steve Parry

Global Head of Technical Claims
AIG Inc.

Tali Shlomo

People Engagement Director
Chartered Insurance Institute

Heidi Watson

Clyde & Co



08:30 - 09:10 | Registration & breakfast


09:10 - 09:15 | Welcome speech

  • Catrin Shi, Co-Founder, Insider Progress


09:15 - 09:20 | Opening remarks

  • Jennette Newman, Partner, Clyde & Co


09:20 - 09:50 | Keynote/Fireside chat

  • Sue Langley, Non-Executive Chairman, Gallagher UK


09:50 - 10:30 | Panel discussion: Talent retention and servant leadership

  • Catrin Shi, Co-Founder, Insider Progress (Moderator)
  • Steve Parry, Global Head of Technical Claims, AIG Inc.
  • Tali Shlomo, People Engagement Director, Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Heidi Watson, Partner, Clyde & Co


Hear from leading leading voices in the insurance industry on how best to nurture and retain talent, with concrete examples and robust debate on what works best for insurance.


In this panel we will discuss the practicalities of policies such as paternity and shared parental leave, the changing needs of an ageing workforce and brainstorm ideas on talent retention.

10:30 - 11:20 | The Age Advantage - how to turn an ageing workforce from threat to secret weapon

  • Caroline Bosher, Co-Founder, Renegade Generation
  • Fiona Green, Co-Founder, Renegade Generation


Renegade generation, one of the foremost thinks in the ageing workforce space, will uncover significant age-related trends and challenges affecting the UK insurance sector. Their session will explore the impact and opportunities brought on by an ageing workforce along the employee lifecycle. They will deep dive into key areas with real examples, evidence and practical ideas to ensure business leaders can successfully prepare for the multigenerational workplace of the future.


11:20 | Close




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