Chris Jones M.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.
Past President and Finance Officer
Adam Murray F.InstAEA, M.FIEA, AMIMI
Adam is a current leading industry figure, who progressed through the industry from panel beater to his current position of Motor Technical Manager with a leading insurer. In conjunction with fellow Institute members, Adam contributed to the design of a practical exam that later evolved to become the ATA VDA exam of today. Adam has served actively in various capacities within the Institute for over 20 years, providing a vital link to industry bodies helping to maintain the Institute's industry profile. Adam currently serves on Thatcham ETS, is a member of the Audatex Technical committee and ATA VDA steering group, where he works to raise the standards of education for engineers.
Tony Simpson F.InstAEA, 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 has been attending London Region meetings of the Institute for over 30 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.
He was elected to Council in 2010 and holds the position of National Regional Liaison Officer, something he is very passionate about and hopes that the Council and all Regions throughout the country can engage and work together for the further success and development of their ever-changing profession.
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.