FERMA President Julia Graham is taking up a new risk management role. From 1 May she will become Technical Director of its UK member association Airmic. Until 31 October, she will be making a transition to this new job from her demanding role as Director of Risk Management and Insurance for her current employer DLA Piper, including retaining her nonexecutive directorships on Guernsey-based captives, including DLA Piper’s.

Julia will continue as President of FERMA until the conclusion of her term on 7 October at the FERMA Forum and then as a FERMA board member until the next general assembly of FERMA in June 2016.

She explains, “I am very pleased that the FERMA constitution allows me to continue as president until the end of my term and then to support my successor Jo Willaert as a board member. I will continue in my FERMA roles with the same enthusiasm and commitment and will remain active on FERMA’s strategic projects including Certification.”

FERMA Executive Director Florence Bindelle congratulated Julia on behalf of the board and executive committee. “We are delighted that we will have Julia’s invaluable contribution to FERMA until the general assembly. She will, of course, be continuing with her passion to support risk management and the risk management profession in her new role, and we hope still to have the benefit of her wisdom.”

Julia has a strong technical background in insurance and risk management. Her currently activities include acting as the UK expert of the Technical Committee for ISO 31000 and as a member of the relevant Working Group, where she also serves as a liaison representative for FERMA.