BARBARA BRADSHAW, Chief executive, Institute of Insurance Brokers

Barbara Bradshaw joined the Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) at its founding conference in 1987, having previously spent 18 years working for a solicitor specialising in mergers and acquisitions. She was appointed company secretary shortly after its formation, and subsequently became a director responsible for all constitutional and financial matters. Barbara became chief executive at the IIB at the start of 2008, following the