AFM Conference 2023

The theme of  our 2023 Conference was “For Members, With Members” and it took place in the iconic Grand Hotel on Brighton’s seafront.

With around 280 people attending it was another busy Conference with a packed agenda. We are grateful to all the speakers and workshop leaders who provided such stimulating and thought-provoking content and to our great sponsors and exhibitors whose generous support contributed so much to the Conference.

Here’s an outline of the programme including, where relevant, links (indicated in bold) to presenters’ material. If you would like any further information about the Conference please contact [email protected].

Main Conference Sessions


The Next 6 Months: Political and Economic Outlook: Daisy McAndrew

The Feeling is MutualShoib Khan, Director of Insurance Supervision, PRA

Creating a More Profitable and Purposeful FutureChris Payne, EMEIA Insurance Technology Lead & Jill Hitchen, Partner Technology Consulting, EY  (Conference Headline Sponsor) 

The Conversational Leadership RevolutionChris Grant, OBE

Mutual Benefits to Tackling the Ethnicity PremiumJerry During, MBE, CEO, Money A+E

How to Make Numbers Accessible to Everyone:Mike Ellicock, CEO, Plain Numbers


The Blind Adventurer: Amar Latif, Founder Traveleyes

A global view of the modern mutualBen Telfer, Senior Vice-President, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation

Realising your Net-Zero Investment AmbitionsAnne Scott, Global Climate Change Lead, Aegon Asset Management (Conference Headline Sponsor) 

A Mutual & Cooperatives ProspectusAndrew Whyte, Chief Executive, AFM

Innovation in Asset ManagementEmily Pollock, Solutions Director, Schroders Capital (Conference Headline Sponsor)

A Regulatory Perspective: Matt Brewis, Director of Insurance, FCA

Past and Future Perfect, Balancing Heritage and Innovation: CEO Panel – Nici Audhlam-Gardiner, Foresters Financial; Heidi Stewart, BHSF; Annette Petchey, Met Friendly 

Workshop Sessions

Biodiversity in Fixed IncomeKris Atkinson, Lead Portfolio Manager, Fidelity International

The End of the Beginning: Insight into Industry Progress on the Consumer Duty Jonathan Warren, Principal Consultant and Head of Innovation, Altus

Superior Mutual Leadership: What Staff and Company Surveys Tell Us about AFM Membership in 2023: Martin Shaw, Head of Policy AFM & Hirish Ragoo, Director Grant Thornton

Just Transition and ESG : Nadia Al Yafai

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