05-Jul-2019

Pioneer’s Erik Johnson named CII’s unsung hero 2019

Pioneer’s Head of Syndicate Management & European Distribution, Erik Johnson, was recently awarded the Unsung Hero of the Year Award at the annual CII awards ceremony held in York on 26th June.

The award is about recognising, rewarding and celebrating the significant contribution of an individual who looks out for the community of insurance and personal finance practitioners and members in everything they do.  According to the CII, the winner has a proven initiative that has made life better for those in the profession and demonstrated a commitment to helping others whilst proving a passion for the profession.

Having spent the last 8 years in the London insurance market, working for Lloyd’s, Allied World and now Pioneer, Erik has always been heavily involved in market initiatives that promote positive change around diversity and inclusion. He helped found and currently sits on the Steering Committees of Inclusion@Lloyd’s where he leads their Partner Network initiative and The Insurance Ability, Disability, & Wellbeing Network (“iDAWN”). Erik was instrumental in the establishment of The LGBT Insurance Network(“Link), The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (“iCAN”), and the Inclusion & Diversity Committee of the Insurance Institute of London. Erik also sits on the Executive and Nominations Committees of the Insurance Institute of London is a Chartered Insurance Institute National Forum Officer representing London.

Erik commented:

“It’s an exciting time to work in the London market. There’s a cultural shift underway and diversity and inclusion is on almost all market players agenda – something unimaginable 8 years ago. Thanks to all those that thought to vote for me.”
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