Tony Simpson F.Inst.A.E.A, M.FIEA, M.IMI, IEng, CAE, Dip CII
Tony started his career at the age of 15 as an apprentice panel beater with an independent coachworks in Surrey. After completing his apprenticeship and gaining more experience, he developed his career within the accident repair industry and eventually becoming a bodyshop manager within a main agent. In May 1988, he joined Eagle Star Insurance as a staff motor engineer assessor. Following Eagle Star's merger with Zurich Insurance, Tony held a position within the Motor Engineering Management Team. In 2016 Tony left Zurich to set up his own company AGS Claims Consultants. He was elected to Council in 2010 and has held the position of National Regional Liaison Officer, Public Relations Officer, President Elect and now currently holds the position of President. Tony was instrumental in organising the IAEA National Conference, that has become a highly successful and prestigious event.
He has been attending London Region meetings of the Institute for over 40 years and holds a deep loyalty to the Region and the IAEA as a whole. He has served as the Education Liaison Officer for the Region for six years, Regional Chairman for four years and is now the current Treasurer.
Past President and Council Representative of the Ben Fund
Chris Jones F.Inst. AEA., MFIEA, MIMI MIAATI
Chris started work in the industry at the age of 16 as an apprentice technician at a main dealer in the Midlands. After completing his apprenticeship he moved into the repair of commercial vehicles and then on to body repair. He worked through the industry as a Staff Field Engineer on to his present position managing a team of Engineers at an innovative and leading insurer. Chris has always been a keen supporter of the IAEA and has been an active member of the Birmingham Region where he served as Secretary for 10 years, and where he is currently the Regional Chairman.
Chris passionately believes in the function of the Engineering Assessor, he is always eager to promote the cause of the IAEA and give recognition to the role of the Engineer. Chris is an active member of Thatcham ETC and also serves on the education group.
President Elect and Finance Officer
Darren Power MBA, M.Inst.AEA, AAE, MIMI, MFIEA, AMIRTE, AMSOE, MIAATI, EngTech, APA (Personal General Insurance)
Darren is an experienced automotive assessor with Liberty Insurance. He has extensive experience in the motoring industry. He holds several automotive and insurance qualifications and most recently has completed an MBA in International Business Management, finishing with first class honours. He has served on the Irish Regional Committee of the IAEA since 2010 and has been a Council Member since 2015. In his spare time he enjoys restoration of classic cars and motorcycles, spending time with family and friends and continuous learning.
Alison Cairns ACII
Alison has worked within the insurance industry since the early 90s, working in various claims roles before moving into learning and development
Whilst working in learning and development and supporting staff working towards professional qualifications, Alison started to get more involved with the Institute's qualifications.
Since 2016 Alison has been working in various freelance and contractor roles as a Consultant/trainer within the insurance industry as well as with the Institute.
In August 2018 Alison was appointed the company secretary for the Institute. Alison has been a member of the education committee for a number of years, including the role of examiner for the Institute's examinations - sections 2 & 4.