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Senior Management Team

Craig Errington C Dir, FIoD, Group Chief Executive

Dr Craig Errington, D.Univ C Dir, FIoD  IoD_Winner_Final   
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 as Group Sales Director, before being appointed Chief Executive in April 2005. He is Chairman of the Society's Executive Committee, Wesleyan Financial Services Limited, Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Limited, Practice Plan Holdings Ltd and the Wesleyan Members Advisory Board. Craig is also Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority's Smaller Business Practitioner Panel.

Victoria WentworthVictoria 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=. At Wesleyan Vicki has Group oversight of the Managing Directors of WFS, Practice Plan/DPAS and Commercial, together with Group Marketing.

Vicki is also chair of Wesleyan's Charity Advisory Committee and has overall responsibility for our Corporate Responsibility strategy. Through this work Vicki is committed to driving engagement with our employees and our communities to make a difference to those who need it most.

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, MIRM
Chief Risk Officer
Roger Dix joined Wesleyan in February 2013 as Chief Risk Officer. He has spent more than 35 years within the Insurance and Reinsurance sector. An actuary by qualification, he has worked in Risk for more than a decade and has been actively involved in shaping this part of the industry as it develops. He has previously worked as Chief Risk Officer at LV= and the UK Life arm of Aviva.

Roger heads the team managing the Society's risk and compliance activity as Wesleyan continues its growth programme.

Ahmed Farooq, Managing Director, General InsuranceAhmed Farooq
Chief Financial Officer
Ahmed joined the Wesleyan Finance department in 2010 from The Phoenix Group. He became Head of Finance in 2011, before moving to become Head of General Insurance in 2013. He moved to become Managing Director of General Insurance, before becoming Wesleyan's Chief Financial Officer in November 2015. Ahmed was named Young Director of the Year at the West Midlands Director of the Year Awards, run by the IoD (Institute of Directors), in 2017.

Doug Bright, MA, FIA Company SecretaryDoug Bright, MA, FIA
Company Secretary
Doug Bright joined Wesleyan from Eagle Star Insurance in 1987. He qualified as an actuary in 1988 after studying Maths at St John's College, Oxford.

Doug has held a number of senior roles with the Society including Head of Actuarial Services, Head of Product Strategy and Development and Head of Risk and was appointed Company Secretary in January 2014. In addition to his company secretarial duties he is also responsible for corporate governance issues.

Clive Bridge  BSc, FCIPD, FIoD, CDir, Managing Director, Life and PensionsClive Bridge, BSc, FCIPD, FloD, CDir
Managing Director, Life and Pensions
Clive Bridge joined Wesleyan in 2009 as Director of HR and became Chief Operating Officer of Manufacturing in 2011. Since then, in addition to Life and Pensions he was responsible for various businesses within the Wesleyan Group including Wesleyan Bank and Practice Plan.

Currently in his role as MD for Life and Pensions, and CEO of Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers, he is responsible for the strategy, product development, servicing and overall profitability of all manufactured Pension, Investment and Protection business. Clive also became a Board member for the Investment & Life Assurance Group (ILAG), in June 2016.

Prior to Wesleyan, Clive worked for over 18 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in a number of roles, culminating as Board Director for HR and Corporate Affairs.

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.

Tim Pindar BA, FIA, Chief ActuaryTim Pindar, BA, FIA
Chief Actuary
Tim Pindar qualified as an actuary in 1988. He joined Medical Sickness Society in 1989 and moved into the Society upon the merger of the two Societies in 1997. He became the Society's Appointed Actuary in 2002 and since 2004 has had overall responsibility for the provision of all actuarial and technical services to the Society. He is the Society's Actuarial Function Holder and With profits Actuary. Tim has served on several actuarial working parties and co-authored a number of actuarial papers.

Philip White, Managing Director, SyscapPhilip White
Managing Director, Wesleyan Commercial Division
Philip joined Wesleyan as CEO of Syscap where he helped increase the company's turnover from £3m to over £150m. With a strong background in sales and technology, Philip has taken a decisive role in shaping the company's future direction and success. In 2015, when Syscap was acquired by the Wesleyan Group, Philip took the helm as Commercial Director to continue his success within Syscap and Wesleyan Bank.

In 2017, Philip was appointed Managing Director of Wesleyan's Commercial division. The newly established cross business unit aims to consolidate the integrated business proposition of protection, insurance and funding by supporting the growth of our customers and partners.

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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