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The Society's Board of Directors

Nathan Moss, ChairmanNathan Moss

Society Chair and Chair of the Nominations Committee

    • Nathan was appointed Chair in January 2018, having joined the Society's
    • He has more than 40 years' experience in the wealth management, bank and insurance sectors, including with HSBC, Scottish Widows, Lloyds TSB and Friends Life.
    • Nathan currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Canada Life Group and MGM Retirement Advantage. He is also Chair of Stonehaven UK Ltd.

    Martin Bryant MA, MBA, Chairman of Wesleyan Bank Limited Martin Bryant, MA, MBA

    Senior Independent Director and Chair of Wesleyan Bank Limited

      • Martin was appointed to the Board in June 2011 and became Senior Independent Director in 2019 and Chair of Wesleyan Bank in 2013.
      • He has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and strategy experience, having worked for The Boots Group in various roles, including Group Director of Business Development. Previous roles include Chief Executive at The Shareholder Executive, Strategy Director at the Home Office and Chief Operating Officer of BP Retail.
      • He is a Non-Executive Director of Scout Shops Ltd and Deputy Chair of Nuffield Health.

      Andrew NedenAndrew Neden MA, FCA

      Chair of the Audit Committee

    • Andrew was appointed to the Board in November 2014. He joined the Board of Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers in 2019. He worked for 30 years at KPMG, the global accountancy firm, including 18 years as a partner. His roles included Head of Financial Sector Transaction Services in the UK and Global Chief Operating Officer for Financial Services.
    • Andrew also chairs Aetna Insurance Company Limited, is Vice-Chair at the Nottingham Building Society, and is a Non-Executive Director at ABC International Bank PLC.

    • Anne Torry 17 B&W 93x88Anne Torry BA (Hons) ACII

      Chair of the With Profits Committee

      • Anne joined the Board in January 2019. She is Chair of Wesleyan's With Profits Committee and also on the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
      • She has more than 30 years' experience of insurance, strategic leadership and change working internationally in both the life and savings and general insurance sectors, most recently as CEO of Zurich UK Life.
      • Anne is a Non-Executive director at Homeserve Membership and Aon UK Ltd.
        Linda WildingLinda Wilding

        Chair of the Remuneration Committee

      • Linda joined the Board on 1 June 2019 and was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee later in the year
      • She has extensive experience in the private equity investment and healthcare sectors and worked in the private equity division of Mercury Asset Management from 1989 to 2001.
      • She is currently Chair of the Remuneration Committee with UDG Healthcare plc and a Non-Executive director at Electra plc and BMO Commercial Property Trust plc.

      Ian McCaig

      Ian McCaig

      Non Executive Director

      • Ian joined the Board on 30 September 2019 and was appointed to the Society's Risk Committee. He joined the Board of Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers in 2019.
      • He has worked across a number of sectors, most recently as CEO of First Utility Ltd. He led the company through several years of successful transformation and significant growth before its acquisition by Shell at the end of 2017. Prior to that Ian was CEO of
      • Ian also serves on the Boards of M-Kopa Ltd, Seedrs Ltd, English Heritage and Festicket, of which he is Chair.

      Philip MoorePhilip Moore

      Non Executive Director

      • Philip joined the Board in October 2020 and has almost 40 years' experience within financial services.
      • Until his retirement in 2017, Philip was Group Finance Director for LV=. Prior to this, Philip held a number of roles, including Chief Finance Officer and then Chief Executive Officer at Friends Provident plc. Philip also spent nine years with PwC, where he developed its life actuarial business in the UK.
      • Since his retirement, Philip has joined the Boards of Scandinavia's third largest non-life insurance company Codan A/S, where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

      Mr Mario Mazzocchi, Group Chief ExecutiveMario Mazzocchi

      Group Chief Executive

      • Mario became Wesleyan Group CEO on 1 August 2019, having joined Wesleyan in December 2018 as Chief Operating Officer.
      • Mario is a member of the Investment Committee and an attendee of the Risk, Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
      • He moved from Lloyds Banking Group where he was Chief Operating Officer for the Insurance & Wealth Division having held a number of other senior appointments in the Group.
      • Before working at Lloyds, Mario gained extensive experience in different industries, markets and sectors including marketing, sales and strategy.

      Gillan CassGillan Cass

      Chief Financial Officer

      • Gillian joined Wesleyan as Chief Financial Officer in October 2020 and has over 20 years of financial services experience.
      • Gillian is a member of the Investment Committee and an attendee of the Risk and Audit Committees.
      • Most recently, Gillian was CFO of Customer Savings & Investments and Operations at M&G plc (previously Prudential plc). Gillian held a number of senior finance roles at Aviva, including Director of Global Finance Operations, Chief Accounting Officer of Aviva Investors and Chief Accounting Officer of the UK Life business.
      • Gillian also spent 13 years with PwC in both the UK and Australia, working in audit, transaction services and risk assurance across financial services.
      • Gillian also has accountability for Wesleyan's Company Secretary, strategy, culture and communications teams.

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