The Insurance Museum has a new trustee, Paul Miller, Compliance Recruiter, at insurance recruitment specialists, HFG. Paul has been a long-time supporter of the Insurance Museum having been one of our earliest “History Ambassadors” who runs online quizzes based on insurance history. We asked him to say a few words:
“Firstly, I am both delighted and grateful to be made a trustee of the Insurance Museum. It’s a project that I have supported for some time and I am proud to be a part of this exciting venture. Over the past few years, I’ve acted as History Ambassador for the museum. This has involved writing articles for trade press and the museum website on some of the stranger policies and stories to come from the long history of the market. I have also helped to raise awareness of the project at networking and client events.
I studied to be a teacher, but I soon learnt that I perhaps wasn’t best-suited to that career! However, what I did realise during that time is that most young people are completely unaware of the variety of positions that are open to them when they join the world of work. From this realisation, comes one of the reasons why I back the museum. Insurance offers a unique proposition in that people can develop a career in a profession that combines their interests with their abilities. Without an awareness of the varied nature of the roles open to them, it is unlikely that young people will seek a career in insurance and the profession will, therefore, miss out on candidates with great potential. By reaching the widest audience of the receptive, the profession can only benefit. The museum will play a key-role in spreading that message.
I have been a recruiter within insurance for around eighteen years and currently work for HFG Insurance Recruitment, specialising in recruiting compliance, conduct risk and financial crime specialists. I am fascinated by the history of Lloyd’s of London and have appeared on insurance related podcasts, during which I spoke about some of the more unusual risks to be covered. These include appearances on ‘Insurance Covered’ where I discussed insurance recruitment, some historical stories from Lloyd’s and the insurance of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. I have also written articles on insurance history for various London Market groups, for insurance press such as Post Magazine, and have advised national newspapers on the history of insurance for published articles.”