Select 74

Select 74 for life and disability underwriting and claims professionals

...promoting business and networking opportunities by meeting and dining together



Access new information and learn about best practice business techniques.  


Meet like-minded professionals and strengthen your business connections.   


Stay abreast of the latest trends to enhance your professional development.


Tap into advice and expertise to find fresh ideas and gain new insights.   

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2022 Events:

Select 74 final event for 2022 brings education, networking and festive fun to the Bristol Beacon on Thursday 24th November 2022.

We have two fantastic talks lined up for our guests at this event:

We are delighted to welcome Dr Debbie Smith back to Select 74. Debbie completed a medical degree after a 22 year in insurance spanning underwriting, claims, rules engines and product development. For over a decade she has combined her work in NHS clinical practice with her role as a Medical Officer for Swiss Re.

Bristol After Stroke volunteer Claire had a stroke at the age of 45 and was supported by the charity. She will be speaking to us about her experience of stroke and rehabilitation.

Dinner will be served in an informal setting with two hearty seasonal options to choose from. After dinner, its time to socialise, with a bar and disco to keep you entertained until 11.30pm.

Our venue Bristol Beacon is in the centre of Bristol, conveniently located for public transport links, car parking and a number of hotels.

We will be supporting Bristol After Stroke with a raffle on the evening, with all proceeds going to the charity. Donations of raffle prizes from your company would be very much appreciated. More information about the work this charity does can be found on their website:

Tickets available now via Eventbrite.

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Past Presentations


You can find past presentations from previous Select 74 meetings from the link below.  Starting from 2005 there are more than 50 slideshows.

All slideshows remain the property of the original owner and are posted here with their kind permission.

2019-05-16 - Kieran Tarrant - The Mystery of NETs and GISTs 2019-05-16 - Dr Debbie Smith - Obesity: a modifiable risk factor? 2018-09-27 - Dr Maurice Lipsedge - Precursors of Suicide 2018-05-17 - Stephen Courquin and Richard Russell - Risk of Anti-selection in Protection Business from Advances in Statistical Genetics 2018-05-17 - Stephen Courquin - Mortality Improvements: how long will your portfolios survive? 2018-05-17 - Meena Tohani - Pricing Insurance Products 2018-05-17 - Vicky Gardner - Product Development: Distribution 2018-05-17 - Jacqueline Kerwood - Product Development Workshop 2018-01-11 - Dr Urs Widmer - What’s new in cardiovascular medicine and lipid disorders 2017-05-11 - Nicola Oliver - Alzheimer's disease 01-12-16 - Dr Ienje Gatz - Traumatic brain injuries and stroke 03-03-16 - Dr Annette Scivier - GP's journey with a rare disease 03-12-15 - Dr Rob Rosa - When Should We Be Anxious About Anxiety? 21-05-15 - Jen Oakey & Alison McLean - Can behavioural "nudges" be used on doctors to help speed up claims payments? 12-03-15 - Peter O'Callaghan - Heart Rhythm Disorders - How do you quantify risk? 02-12-14 - Dr Ed Sheffield - Diagnosis of Cancer in the Pathology Laboratory 09-10-14 - Steven Rhodes - Current legal issues in data and the protection market 15-05-14 - Matt Rann - 1974 Introduction 15-05-14 - Jerry Brown - The HIV epidemic and my part in it... 15-05-14 - Dr Geoffrey Robb - Underwriting diabetes - past, present and future 15-05-14 - Paul Blyth - Treatment of the 15-05-14 - Sonia Nolten - The View from Chambers 15-05-14 - Nigel Bradshaw - Big Data - Friend or Foe? 15-05-14 - Professor Anne Rosser - The future of neurodegenerative disease 15-05-14 - Dr Grant Kelly - Call the Doctor 15-05-14 - More Than Minutes 06-03-14 - Theresa Taylor - Multiple Sclerosis - A Personal Story 06-03-14 - Dr Emile de Sousa - Multiple Sclerosis - The GP's Perspective 05-12-13 - Richard Bulbulia - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - Current State and Future Prospects 23-05-13 - Peter Collins - the challenges of liver disease now and in the next 50 years 14-03-13 - Karen Hunt, Kate Ramsay and Rob Rosa - Does that make me crazy...? A decade in mental health 10-01-13 - Peter Banthorpe - Who will live to 100 10-01-13 - Dr Nick Niven-Jenkins - Who will live to 100 04-10-12 - Dr Liam Penny - Fifty Shades of Troponin 03-05-12 - Damien Bartlett - What About the Customer 03-05-12 - David Cobley - The 5Cs of Underwriting and Sales 03-05-12 - Dr Chris Ball - Making Sense of Stress 03-05-12 - Lennox Bunting - Zurich Private Clients 03-05-12 - Mick Gillingham - Getting Back to Work with CBT 03-05-12 - Dr Rob Rosa - The Patient's 10 Minute Confessional 16-02-12 - Dr Russell Lane - Neurological disorder from history to diagnosis 01-12-11 - Dr Karsten Filzmaier - How to assess heart valve defects without a crystal ball 12-05-11 - Roger Bibbings MBE - Thinking Harder about Accidents 17-02-11 - Dr Peter Groom - Double Double Toil and Trouble (Underwriting Alcohol) 13-05-10 - Dennis Smith - Transforming Protection at HSBC 13-05-10 - Ben Heffer - Defaqto Star Ratings 25-02-10 - Prof Robert Rubens - Cancer: Recent Advances and Implications for Underwriting 25-02-10 - Peter Barrett - Cancer Claims 03-12-09 - Dr Anne King - The Vampire Strikes Back 08-10-09 - Dr Nick Niven-Jenkins - Specialist CPD for the Medical Insurance Sector 21-05-09 - Prof Mansel Aylward - Health of the Nation 26-02-09 - Dr Jonathan Evans - The Population Impact of Psychiatric Disorder 04-12-08 - Dr Jeremy Hobart - Simplifying Neurology 09-10-08 - Dr Peter Groom - Much Ado About Nothing... CKD 22-05-08 - Jeff Cook - Am I Bovvered 22-05-08 - Roy Chappell - Does Underwiting Make A Difference 28-02-08 - Dr Peter Groom - Trick or Treat 13-12-07 - Prof Mansel Aylward - Back Pain - It's Enough to Drive you Nuts 04-10-07 - Dr Liam Penney - The Sounds, Size & Pathways to Your Heart 22-03-07 - Dr Geoffrey Robb - Diabetes 14-12-06 - Melissa Collett - Getting cases on the books - FOS 14-12-06 - Kevin Carr - Getting cases on the books - IFA 10-05-06 - Dr CG Winearls - Renal Diseases 02-03-06 - Dr Sayer - Your Heart - Would you get Standard Rates 07-04-05 - Keith Robertson - Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
Who We Are

Select 74 boasts membership of underwriters, claims assessors and insurance medical officers from all leading long-term protection insurance and reinsurance companies, and insurance services providers.

Our objective is to promote business and social contact between persons actively engaged in life and disability underwriting and claims, particularly by meeting and dining together.


Jacqueline Kerwood, Aviva, Chair

Emily Clark, Pacific Life Re, Vice Chair

Lisa Binding, Swiss Re, Treasurer

Dale Woodward, iGPR, Website

Viv O'Brien, SCOR

Jen Phillips, L&G

Victoria Finlayson, RGA

Jon Rowlands, Gen Re Life & Health

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