The Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) has appointed Andrew Wibberley, Katie Crook-Davies and Jo Miller as co-chairs.

They will take over from Kevin Carr and Roy McLoughlin, effective from 1 January 2021.

The new co-chairs intend to establish new workstreams around current trends, and an increase focus on consumers.

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Katie Crook-Davies, managing director at Tabei, said: “It is an honour to pick up the IPTF baton from Carr and McLoughlin, whose notable work over the last three years has contributed to the continuous growth of the IP market.

“We, however, know there is still much to do, particularly in the consumer space, and I am excited to sit alongside Wibberley and Miller in bringing a number of new IP initiatives to life.”

Andrew Wibberley, director at Alea Risk, added: “Great things happen when people with radically different insights come together around a common cause.

“The need to do this around IP is now clear – as much as COVID-19 magnifies the need for IP, it also brings more focus on claims, underwriting and products.

“This is a vital time for all involved in the IP market – whether insurers, advisers, reinsurers, support or tech companies. The IPTF will help deliver results for its members and enable more people to have IP in the future.”

Jo Miller, head of operations at the IPTF and director of operations at Protection Review, said: “The IPTF represents what the industry can achieve when it works together, focused on positive outcomes for members and customers alike.

“Having worked for IPTF since 2013, I am looking forward to working with members to continue the great work that is synonymous with IPTF.”