Christine Husbands

Managing Director, RedArc

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Christine is the Managing Director of RedArc, a specialist company providing long-term help and support to employees, individuals and families suffering from serious illness, disability or bereavement, through its team of highly qualified, registered nurses.

She spent the initial part of her career in Financial roles within the Chemical Industry before moving into Financial Services. Since then, Christine has held several directorships she is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Christine first came across RedArc when she was involved in the acquisition of the business and she “fell in love” with it, she was delighted to pick up the reins in 2010.

Speaking of Red Arc, Christine has said she is “proud to be helping so many people at often the most difficult times of their lives, whilst at the same time adding value to a wide range of clients within Financial services and other markets”

Melissa Collett

Professional Standards Director, Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

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Melissa Collett is Professional Standards Director at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), leading its professional standards, ethics and conduct activity as a united profession across insurance and financial planning. She is also responsible for the professional body's legal affairs, risk management, disciplinary matters and governance. She is keen to raise awareness of best practice and drive ethical behaviour through engagement with the profession and external stakeholders.

Melissa has an extensive background in consumer insurance and legal issues. She spent over a decade at the Financial Ombudsman Service, was a Director at Fairer Finance and sits as a Tribunal Judge. She is also qualified solicitor, and specialised in insurance law at Hogan Lovells. She is a frequent speaker at insurance conference and events, sits on judging panels, and is the author of numerous articles and publications on consumer insurance law subjects.

Johnny Timpson

Financial protection Technical & Industry Affairs Manager, Scottish Widows

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Johnny Timpson is Scottish Widows' Financial Protection Technical & Industry Affairs Manager. Johnny has worked in the individual and group protection industry for 40 years and is a member of the; ABI Protection Committee, Income Protection Task Force, the IPTF Welfare Working Group, Seven Families project team, Building Resilient Households Group and Cii Insuring Women's Futures Advisory Panel. In February 2018, Johnny was appointed "Disability Champion for the Insurance Industry and Profession" by DWP Office for Disabled People, Health & Work.

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