Group Risk Development (Grid), the industry body for the workplace protection sector, has named Paul White, head of technical for Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing as its new chair.
White takes up the role at the end of this month when Aviva UK Health CEO/managing director Steve Bridger’s tenure comes to an end.
White says: ‘Some thirty per cent of employees in the UK benefit from participation in one or more group risk arrangements, which of course is great for them, but we have more to do and Grid has an important role to play in that. Group risk has never been more needed, or indeed appreciated than right now, and we have an opportunity to build on this. From our work representing our members’ views in lobbying government and responding to consultation papers, through to raising awareness of the benefits of group risk to employers, and training members to help them deliver high quality advice, we’re incredibly proactive and it’s great to see the results.
“I’d like to recognise the work of my predecessor, Steve Bridger and thank him for all his contributions and I look forward to building on his good work.”