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Senior Management Team

Dr Craig Errington D.Univ, C Dir, FIoD, Group Chief Executive

Dr Craig Errington, D.Univ C Dir, FIoD  IoD_Winner_Final   
Group Chief Executive
Craig celebrated 25 years of service with Wesleyan in 2016. He joined the Society in 1991 and, after a number of rapid promotions, achieved a Board position in 2002 as Group Sales Director. He became Chief Executive in 2005 and has led the Society through a period of extensive change. Craig was named UK Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2011.

In 2015 he received an honorary doctorate for his services to business from Birmingham City University. He is also Chair of the Society’s Executive Committees, the Members Advisory Board and a number of the Group’s subsidiaries. Craig is Chair of the FCA Smaller Business Practitioner Panel.

Victoria Wentworth, Chief Customer and Strategy OfficerVictoria Wentworth
Chief Customer Officer
Vicki joined Wesleyan in 2016 from LV=, where she was Brand & Marketing Director. Before embarking on a career in financial services, she spent ten years as an officer in the British Army after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 

She then joined Aviva, working in a number of positions, rising to Director of Global Customer Strategy, before moving to LV=. Vicki has responsibility for Wesleyan Financial Services, Practice Plan, Commercial and Group Marketing.

Vicki is currently on maternity leave.

Steve DeutschSteve Deutsch, BEng, ACIB, C Dir, FIoD 
Chief Executive, Wesleyan Bank Ltd
Steve Deutsch joined the Society in October 2005 following 19 years in a variety of roles at Lloyds TSB. He was appointed Chief Executive, Wesleyan Bank in May 2015, having previously been Managing Director of Wesleyan Bank since October 2012. Steve has the responsibility for driving the growth of Wesleyan Bank so that it delivers a significant contribution to the Wesleyan Group.

Prior to that Steve had been Operations Director, Commercial Director and Chief Operating Officer-Sales.

Roger Dix MA, FIA, MIRM, Chief Risk OfficerRoger Dix MA, FIA, CMIRM
Chief Risk Officer
Roger joined Wesleyan in 2013 as Chief Risk Officer. He previously held several executive level positions working for Life Insurance and reinsurance entities in the UK and Europe.

Roger is a qualified actuary and an expert on risk, contributing to papers and conferences on the subject. Roger is responsible for Wesleyan’s risk and regulatory activity. In 2017, he was named one of the most influential people in risk by InsuranceERM magazine.

Ahmed FarooqAhmed Farooq BSc, ACMA, DIP IoD
Chief Financial Officer
Ahmed became Chief Financial Officer in November 2015 after holding a number of senior roles at Wesleyan. Having joined the Society in 2010, he was appointed Head of Finance in 2011 and Managing Director of the General Insurance division in 2014. He now leads the Finance, Actuarial, Procurement and Investment team. He was appointed to the Board in 2018.

Ahmed was named the West Midlands Young Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2017. He was Chair of Business Professional Services Birmingham until January 2017,a group that represents the business, professional and financial services sector in Greater Birmingham.

Andrew DArcy B Com, ACII, DipIoD, FIoD, Managing Director, Practice PlanAndrew D'Arcy, B Com, ACII, DipIoD, FIoD
Managing Director, Practice Plan 
Andrew D'Arcy joined Wesleyan in July 2008 following seven years with RBS Group where he worked in a variety of senior roles in Insurance and Consumer Finance in the UK and Europe. Prior to that he worked for KPMG Consulting specialising in the delivery of major change programmes. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Andrew was Wesleyan's Director of General Insurance before becoming Managing Director of Practice Plan, the leading provider of practice-branded dental membership plans, following its acquisition by the Society in October 2013.

Andrew is currently covering the role of Chief Customer Officer while Victoria Wentworth is on maternity leave.

Mr Robert Vaudry, Managing Director, InvestmentsRobert Vaudry
Managing Director, Investments
Robert Vaudry joined Wesleyan in 2017 to oversee its in house investments team, which manages more than £7 billion of funds.

He had previously managed two multi-award winning global funds as a partner of Quotidian Investments and prior to that worked in global roles for HSBC and Morgan Stanley. Robert has an MBA from London Business School, and has also worked as political secretary to former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

Caroline Hill, Director of HR & Corporate ServicesCaroline Hill
Director of HR & Corporate Services
Caroline joined Wesleyan in 2016 as Head of HR, before becoming Director of HR & Corporate Services a year later. In this role, she not only oversees HR and Building Support Services, but also Strategic Communications, Strategic Planning and Company Secretary - all key areas that provide internal consultancy services to the CEO and Board.

Caroline has extensive experience of working in many different sectors, both in HR and operational roles. Before Wesleyan, Caroline held senior HR positions at Santander, GEOAmey and Vodafone.

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