Bryan Jackson CBEChairman
Bryan Jackson became Chairman of the Society's Board in 2010, having been appointed a Non-Executive Director in May 2007. He was the Managing Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited until his retirement in 2004.
Between 2004 and 2009 he was an adviser to Toyota in Europe. He is a past Chairman of East Midlands Development Agency, and East Midlands CBI. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Unipart Manufacturing Group, a first tier automotive supplier. Bryan received the CBE for services to economic development and manufacturing in the 2012 New Year Honours.
Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the With Profits Committee
Philip Green joined the Society's Board on 1 January 2010 and was appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director with effect from 17 September 2014. He is Chairman of an International Consultancy company focused on financial services. Philip has extensive global experience working within the insurance sector.
Formerly President and CEO of LIMRA Europe until standing down in 2013. Philip worked for American International Group (AIG) until 2005 initially as Senior Vice President Marketing and Distribution at ALICO and latterly as Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer for AIA.
Prior to AIG Philip worked for 18 years at Sun Life of Canada culminating in responsibility for Individual Insurance in the UK.
Chris Brinsmead BSc, MSc
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Chris Brinsmead joined the Society's Board on 1 April 2010. He has over 30 years experience gained nationally and internationally in the pharmaceutical industry, including seven years as President of AstraZeneca Pharma UK Ltd.
He was previously Chairman of AstraZeneca Pharma UK Ltd and President of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Chris has strong business skills and a track record of delivering outstanding results in challenging and complex situations. Chris is currently a business adviser on Life Sciences to the Government, a Non-Executive Director at Domino Printing Sciences plc, United Drug plc, Kinapse Limited and Chairman of Diagnostic Capital Limited.
Martin Bryant, MA, MBA
Chairman of Wesleyan Bank Limited
Martin Bryant joined the Society's Board on 1 June 2011. Martin spent 13 years working for The Boots Group in a number of positions including Group Director of Business Development where he was responsible for corporate strategy development and new business creation. In 2007 he retired as Chief Executive at The Shareholder Executive, a unique cross governmental organisation providing corporate finance advice and shareholder management for 27 businesses with an asset base of £20 billion. Prior to that, he was Strategy Director at the Home Office and worked as Chief Operating Officer of BP Retail.
He has a portfolio of non-executive interests spanning public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Martin joined the Board of Wesleyan Bank Limited in September 2012 and became Chairman from 1 January 2013.
Nigel Masters, FIA
Chairman of the Risk Committee
Nigel Masters joined the Society's Board in 2012. He has more than 35 years' actuarial experience working primarily within the life insurance industry and is a past president of the Institute of Actuaries.
He has previously worked as Group Chief Life Actuary at Zurich Financial Services, where he had responsibility for the corporate actuarial work in the life business units. He also spent 14 years at PwC where he undertook extensive mergers and acquisition work and advised on international financial reporting.
Nigel currently manages his own business providing strategic and actuarial consultancy services. He is a Non-Executive Director of Homeowners Friendly Society.
Andrew Neden MA, FCA
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Andrew Neden became a member of the Society's board in November 2014. He has more than 30 years' experience of the financial sector.
Having joined KPMG after graduating from Cambridge, he held a number of senior roles, including Partner in charge of Financial Sector Transaction Services in the UK and latterly Global Chief Operating Officer for Financial Services.
Andrew holds a number of pro bono Board positions, including Chairman of the St Peters Canary Wharf Trust Limited and the Great St Helen's Trust Ltd, Audit Committee Chairman for The Prince of Wales Youth Business International and Director/Trustee for Grace Church Dulwich Ltd.
He is also a non-executive director of and chairs the audit committee for the Nottingham Building Society.
Tania's background is in investment banking at Samuel Montagu, NatWest Group and Deutsche Bank and consultancy services, both as a former director of Cardew Group, a City financial public and investor relations firm, and in her own corporate advisory practice.
In the public sector, she was seconded to manage a European Commission restructuring and privatisation programme in Eastern Europe in the 1990's and advised the NHS on commercial dispute resolution until April 2013 as Chairman of the NHS Midlands and East Competition Panel. Tania is a member of the Financial Reporting Council's Tribunal Panels and sits on the Advisory Board of the NHS South East CSU and is a non-executive Member of the Management Board of Circle of Housing Group.
Dr Craig Errington, D.Univ C Dir, FIoD
Group Chief Executive
Craig Errington who was awarded Overall UK Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2011, joined the Society in 1991. He received several promotions through the ranks of the sales force and in 2002 was appointed to the Board in 2002 as Group Sales Director and in April 2005 was appointed Chief Executive. He is Chairman of the Society's Executive Committee, Wesleyan Financial Services Limited, Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Limited, Practice Plan Holdings Ltd and the Medical and Lawyers Advisory Boards. Craig is also a Director of the Association of Financial Mutuals, and Chairman of the Aston Reinvestment Trust.
Liz McKenzie BEng, DipIoD
Chief Operating Officer
Liz joined Wesleyan in October 2010 as Head of Corporate Planning. Prior to this she spent 19 years at Toyota in a variety of roles in production control and manufacturing. Twelve months after joining the Society, Liz was made Director of HR and Corporate Planning. She joined the Board in November 2014 as Group Corporate Services Director.
In 2015 Liz was appointed Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Wesleyan Financial Services, General Insurance, Practice Plan, Life & Pensions, the Transformation and operational excellence functions and IT. She is also Chair of DPAS which was acquired by Wesleyan in 2015.
Liz is also chair of Wesleyan's Charity Advisory Committee, which has helped the Society raise more than £1.5 million for local and national charities. In June 2016 Liz won the IoD West Midlands Director of the Year Award for Large Business.