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The Society's Board of Directors

Nathan Moss, ChairmanNathan Moss
Society Chair and Chair of the Nominations Committee
Nathan Moss was appointed Chair in January 2018 having joined the Society's Board in June 2017. He has over 40 years' experience in the wealth management, bank and insurance sectors.

During his career, Nathan has undertaken senior executive roles at HSBC, Scottish Widows, Lloyds TSB and Friends Life. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Canada Life Group and MGM Retirement Advantage. He is also Chair of Stonehaven UK Ltd. He has previously held Non-Executive roles at One Savings Bank plc and Homeserve.

Phil Green, Chairman of the Open Fund With Profits Committee Phil Green
Deputy Chair, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the With Profits and Investments Committees
Phil joined the Board in 2010 and was appointed Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director in September 2014. He has extensive global industry experience, including 18 years working at Sun Life of Canada in a number of senior roles. He then joined AIG in the USA before transferring to its flagship life office in Hong Kong where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Agency Officer for AIA, part of the AIG group.

Phil was also President and CEO of LIMRA Europe, the world’s largest insurance association, for seven years. He was Chair of Royal London Independent Governance committee from February 2015 until July 2018. Phil will be standing for re-election at the AGM but wiill be retiring from the Board in November 2019.

Martin Bryant MA, MBA, Chairman of Wesleyan Bank Limited Martin Bryant, MA, MBA
Chair of Wesleyan Bank Limited
Martin was appointed to the Board in June 2011 and has over 30 years of sales, marketing and strategy experience. He spent 13 years working for The Boots Group in various roles, including Group Director of Business Development. Prior to that he was Chief Executive at The Shareholder Executive, providing corporate finance advice to 27 government-owned businesses, with an asset base of £20bn.

He was also Strategy Director at the Home Office and Chief Operating Officer of BP Retail. Martin became Chair of Wesleyan Bank in January 2013, having joined its Board in September 2012. He holds a number of other Non-Executive positions including Chair of Scouts Shops Ltd and Deputy Chair of Nuffield Health. 

Nigel Masters FIA, Chairman of the Risk CommitteeNigel Masters, FIA
Chair of the Risk Committee
Nigel joined the Board in 2012 and has over 40 years' in the life insurance industry.  He has held a number of senior actuarial positions including Group Chief Life Actuary for Zurich Financial Services and is also a past President of the Institute of Actuaries. Nigel was a partner at PwC for 14 years where he was involved in extensive mergers and acquisition activity and advised on international financial reporting.

He is a Non-Executive Chair JP Morgan Life Limited.

Andrew NedenAndrew Neden MA, FCA
Chair of the Audit Committee
Andrew was appointed to the Board in November 2014. 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 is also a Non-Executive Director at the Nottingham Building Society, Aetna Insurance Company Limited and ABC International Bank PLC and holds a number of other pro-bono board positions in the not-for-profit and private sectors.
Anne Torry 17 B&W 93x88Anne Torry BA (Hons) ACII
Non Executive Director
Anne joined the Board in January 2019. She has more than 30 years' experience of strategic leadership, working internationally in both the life and savings and general insurance sectors, most recently as CEO of Zurick UK Life. Prior to joining the Board, Anne was a member of Wesleyan's With Profits and Investments Committees. She continues to sit on the With Profits Committee and is also on the Risk and Remuneration Committees. She is a Non-Executive director at Homeserve Membership Ltd and Aon UK Ltd and is Chair of the Zurich Community Trust.

Dr Craig Errington D.Univ, C Dir, FIoD, Group Chief Executive Dr Craig Errington, D.Univ C Dir, FIoDIoD_Winner_Final
Group Chief Executive (Retiring 1 August)
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.

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 and  Actuarial teams. 

Ahmed was named the West Midlands Young Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2017.

Linda WildingLinda Wilding
Chair - Remuneration Committee
Linda joined the Board on 1 June 2019 and will chair the Remuneration Committee, subject to regulatory approval. She has extensive experience in the private equity investment and healthcare sectors. Having qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, she worked in the private equity division of Mercury Asset Management from 1989 to 2001.

She is an experienced non-executive director and has sat on a number of remuneration and audit committees, including her current role as Chair of the Remuneration Committee with UDG Healthcare plc. She is also a non-executive director at Electra plc and BMO Commercial Property Trust plc.

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