ACE Group’s Andy Macfarlane and Jim Rutherford appointed Presidents of the Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow and the Insurance Institute of Aberdeen

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andy Macfarlane, Regional Manager, Scotland and Jim Rutherford, Branch Manager Aberdeen at ACE have been appointed Presidents of the Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow and the Insurance Institute of Aberdeen respectively. Their appointments demonstrate the depth of expertise within the ACE team in Scotland, and the strength of ACE’s support network in the local Scottish insurance market.

The Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow (IASG) is the second oldest insurance institute in the UK and has over 3,500 members who work in the insurance and financial sectors. Andy Macfarlane takes over as President of the IASG from Lorraine Dillett. Andy joined ACE in 2010 and has been regional manager for Scotland since 2012. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the in the insurance industry in Scotland.

Andy Macfarlane commented: “I am honoured to have been appointed President of the IASG, which has a considerable reach within the local industry. As president, one of my key objectives will be to raise the profile and understanding of the industry to young people, with the view of attracting ambitious and talented professionals to enter the sector as well as retaining and further developing the young talent already in the industry. I will also work to increase and improve how the IASG engages with its current and prospective members to ensure it offers them relevant, real and tangible benefits and support.”

The Insurance Institute of Aberdeen has over 500 members and provides training and networking to local insurance professionals. Jim Rutherford took over as President from Ian Fraser in April. Jim joined ACE in 2012 as Branch Manager, Aberdeen and has over 25 years’ experience working in the insurance industry.

Jim Rutherford said: “It is a pleasure to have been appointed President of the Aberdeen Insurance Institute. Local CII institutes look after over 35,000 members nationwide and provide unique training, education, mentoring and networking opportunities to professionals across the industry. In my role as President of the Aberdeen Institute, I will look to engage further with local industries, in particular the oil & gas community, which is key to our local and national economy. In addition to focusing on attracting talent to the profession and building on the wide range of CPD events currently run by the institute, I will also be expanding our networking abilities beyond insurance by forging closer relationships with other local professional bodies.”


About ACE Group

ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.

ACE UK & Ireland’s five regions are:

∙ Ireland (Dublin and Belfast) ∙ Scotland (Glasgow, Aberdeen) ∙ The North (Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle) ∙ Midlands (Birmingham) ∙ London and South East (London, Maidstone, Reading, Watford)

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