Biba recruits standalone public affairs manager from FTSE 100 firm

Shayne Halfpenny-Ray
Shayne Halfpenny-Ray, Biba’s new head of policy and public affairs

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has appointed Shayne Halfpenny-Ray, social affairs manager at Phoenix Group, as its new head of policy and public affairs.

Halfpenny-Ray, pictured, joins Biba on 14 November, taking responsibility for key elements of the trade body’s policy, representation and lobbying work that was previously led by CEO Graeme Trudgill.

It is the first time Biba has had a dedicated public affairs person since Andy Thornley, former head of corporate affairs, was let go of in 2020 as part of a small number of redundancies linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Right experience

Trudgill said: “Shayne has all the right experience and

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