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Annual General Meeting 2024 with Special Guest of Honour The City of London Sheriff Bronek Masojada

3 September 2024
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Members of the Danish-UK Association are hereby notified and invited to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Danish-UK Association on the 3rd September 2024

Date
3 September 2024
Time
17:00 – 19:30
Venue
Danske Bank
75 King William Street
London
EC4N 7DT
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Dress code
No dress code
Price
Free. For members only. See details on page.

The Annual General Meeting will convene as an in-person again, first time since 2019.

Special Guest

We are pleased to welcome Guest of Honour The City of London Sheriff Bronek Masojada as speaker pre the Annual General Meeting.

He will be giving a presentation of The City of London over 2000 years as an area of the United Kingdom much under autonomous rule. We will also find out why it has it own police, why the King has to ask for permission to enter the area, and many other intriguing insights.

Members only – Who is a member?

All members whether employee of a corporate member, part of a family membership or one of the individual memberships including Young Professional members are encouraged and welcome to attend this Annual General Meeting and engage with the purpose of the Association. It is the time of year where you have a chance to engage with management, the Board of Directors, and fellow members, to question, query and contribute to the wellbeing of your – the membership’s – Association.

We are Stronger Together!

Note

Seats are limited for the in-person meeting, so make sure to register as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment.

The full notice of the AGM is detailed via this link.

  • Programme
  • Is your membership current?
  • About our guest speaker

17.00   Registration and refreshments

17.20   For people joining via TEAMs login now to be ready.
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Note
You will automatically be muted, and your camera will be turned off. The session will not be recorded.
Members can not place their vote via TEAMs. This has to be done by proxy prior. See full notice for details!
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17.25   Welcome by DKUK Chairperson Niels Ladefoged

17.30   2000 years of the City of London by Sheriff Bronek Masojada.

17.55   We thank Sheriff Masojada for his time.

18.00   Annual General Meeting 2024 commenced
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See Notice of AGM for full agenda
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18.30   (approx) End of formal AGM proceedings and refreshments served

19.30   End Programme.

Notes:

  • The actual timings during the programme are subject to change depending on the length of the meeting as it may vary depending on level of engagement by the membership.
  • We will be using Microsoft TEAMs for people who cannot attend in person for you to listen in and watch the meeting. Once you have registered, you will get confirmation email from eventbrite with details on how to access this on the day. You will also in due course receive an email from Deanne Lintorn, DKUK Events Manager with details on how you can access this meeting on the day via your Personal Computer, Laptop or mobile device that has web access.

You are eligible to attend provided your membership:

  1. is up to date, and
  2. paid for current year.

For enquiries on whether your membership is current and paid up please email Angie at Membership Ledger.  

Not a member yet, but really keen to take part? Well don’t delay and do – Join as a member today!

Alderman & Sheriff Bronek Masojada

Alderman Bronek Masojada took office as one of the Sheriffs of the City of London on 28 September 2023.

Bronek was born and brought up in Durban, South Africa. He was a pupil at Durban High School, before taking a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Thanks to a Rhodes Scholarship, he studied at Trinity College, Oxford, receiving a M.Phil. in Management Studies.

After university he joined McKinsey & Company, the management consultants, working in Sydney, Tokyo and London. He joined the Hiscox Group in 1993 as Managing Director. In 1993 Hiscox employed 200 people, had revenues of £400m and operated from a single office in London. It was valued at £25 million. At the time the Lloyd’s market was in a state of turmoil. Hiscox raised external capital to begin the evolution from a management company to a fully-fledged specialist insurer.

At the end of 2021, when Bronek stepped down from Hiscox having served as Chief Executive for 21 years, Hiscox employed over 3,500 people and had revenues of almost £4 billion and a market value of circa £3.5 billion and had reached the FTSE 100 for a time. It operated from 35 offices in the United States, Bermuda, the United Kingdom, Guernsey, Europe and Asia.

During his time at Hiscox Bronek served in numerous industry roles, including as Deputy Chair of Lloyd’s, the board of the Association of British Insurers and Pool Re. Most recently he was Chair of Placing Platform Ltd, a market utility which has led the digitisation of the London Insurance Market.

Bronek is now Chair of the East End Community Foundation, a grant-maker and philanthropy advisor dedicated to improving lives in the East End boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and City of London. He is also Chair of SirusPoint, a global specialist insurer and Saltus, a financial advisory business. He serves as director of Brown & Brown Inc, an insurance broker and advises and mentors several fintech leaders.

Elected as Alderman of Billingsgate in 2019, he has served on the Planning & Transportation Committee and the Children & Community Services Committee and is currently a member of the Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee. He has put his industry knowledge to work on the Fraud and Cyber Crime Committee and more recently the Audit and Risk Committee. He has learnt about some of the City’s social challenges serving on the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Sub-Committee.

Bronek is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers and served as Master Insurer in 2014. He is a Craft Owning Freeman of the Company of Waterman’s and Lighterman’s and is a liveryman of the Distillers. During the time that he served on the Court of the Insurers, together with others, he worked to create an insurance NED forum (iNED), an insurance woman’s network (iWIN), to update the livery’s governance and gain a Royal Charter. These initiatives re-connected the livery to the sector, so it now plays an expansive role in the evolving industry and society.

Jane, his wife, is a successful figurative and portrait artist. She is a freeman of the Feltmakers Company. They have five children; Adam who works in digital insurance; Michaela, a General Practitioner; Lara, a project manager in advertising; Dominik, an investment banker and Marek, who has just graduated with a degree in History and Film, Radio and Television. Their daughter in law, Rosanna, is a vet and mother to their two granddaughters, Isla and Kiera, and son in law, Jack, is involved in med-tech.

Bronek and Jane have lived on the North Downs in Woldingham since 1994. His hobbies include mountain biking, kitesurfing, motor racing (but not recently) and bee keeping. Jane is a keen equestrian, often seen riding with their two dogs, Otto and Tula.


The full notice of the AGM is detailed via this link.