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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.

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.

Mario MazzocchiMario Mazzocchi
Chief Operating Officer 
Mario joined Wesleyan in December 2018. He joins us from Lloyds Banking Group where his most recent role was COO for their Insurance & Wealth Division.

Previous roles in the Group have included Managing Director of the Financial Planning and Retirement business line at Scottish Widows, Chief Operating Officer for the Commercial Banking Division, Operations Director of Asset Finance and Head of Brand for the Group.

Before working at Lloyds, Mario gained extensive experience in different industries, markets and sectors including marketing, sales and strategy.

Mr Robert Vaudry, Managing Director, InvestmentsRobert Vaudry
Chief Investment Officer
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.

Robert is the Chief Executive of Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Limited (WUTM), through which we offer six advised funds, helping to meet the broader investment needs of our members and customers.

Caroline Hill, Director of HR & Corporate ServicesCaroline Hill
Chief People & Strategy Officer
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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