Robert Fletcher has been elected the 119th president of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) at its annual general meeting.
Fletcher is secured lending operations director at Lloyds Banking Group and has previously worked in a range of commercial marketing and distribution roles at Aviva.

He succeeds Ashwin Mistry OBE ACII and chairman of Brokerbility. CII members also voted John Moore MBE, a chartered insurance broker and chairman of Thomas Carroll Group as CII deputy president.

Fletcher said he was honoured to be elected as CII president for 2015/2016, and to follow in the footsteps of many great and influential figures.

He said: "The CII’s mission to raise standards in insurance and financial services is a cause that the whole profession should get behind. I am excited to be able to work with the experienced CII board and executive to support the sector in striving towards greater levels of professionalism."

CII chief executive Sandy Scott said he looked forward to working with Fletcher in the coming months.