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Speaker Biography

Stephen Haddrill

 Stephen  Haddrill
Stephen Haddrill
Director-General, Association of British Insurers

Stephen Haddrill took up his post as the new Director General of the ABI on 3 May 2005.
Previously, Stephen was Director General, Fair Markets Group at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), where he was responsible for the
development of the framework within which business operates, including the competition and consumer framework, employment relations, company law, women and equality issues, and also trade and European issues. He held this position from January 2002.
Prior to this, from 1998 until Spring 2002, he held other positions within the DTI, including Director of Employment Relations, and Consumer Affairs. From 1994 to 1998 he was a director of the DTI’s Competitiveness Unit, a central policy team reporting directly to the Secretary of State.

From 1990 to 1994 he left the UK civil service to work for the Hong Kong Government as a member of the Governor’s Central Policy Unit.

Stephen studied history and economics at Oxford University and joined the Department of Energy in 1978 where he held a number of posts, principally on nuclear issues and as Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Energy.