24 Jan, 2008
James Phillipps - 24-Jan-2008
Paddick, director general of the Institute of Insurance Brokers has
The combative industry stalwart will be remembered for lobbying
the Government and FSA over issues such as proposed mandatory
membership of the General Insurance Standards Council.
He started his career in insurance back in the 1960s as a motor
insurance underwriting clerk before later moving to Lloyd's of
London as a reinsurance broker.
Colleagues have spoken of their shock at the news.
IIB chairman Graham Gomm says: "Andrew had tremendous
enthusiasm and devotion to the cause of helping insurance brokers,
even those who did not agree with his views had to admire his
determination to succeed.
"His battles with General Accident, the Treasury and
regulators will be long remembered."
IIB president John Greenway adds: "I am deeply shocked and
saddened at the news of Andrew's death. For 20 years his unique
style of representing the interests of insurance brokers rightly
won him many friends and plaudits from the industry and his death
leaves a huge void in broker representation."
Paddick is survived by his wife and three children.