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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.

      Nigel Masters FIA, Chairman of the Risk CommitteeNigel Masters, FIA

      Chair of the Risk Committee



    • Nigel joined the Board in November 2012 and has more than 40 years' experience in the life insurance industry. He was Group Chief Life Actuary for Zurich Financial Services and 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.
      • He is the Non-Executive Chair of JP Morgan Life Limited.

        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 lastminute.com.
        • Ian also serves on the Boards of M-Kopa Ltd, Seedrs Ltd, English Heritage and Festicket, of which he is Chair.

        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.

        Ahmed FarooqAhmed Farooq BSc, ACMA, DIP IoD

        Chief Financial Officer

        Chair of Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Limited

        • 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.
        • Ahmed is an attendee of the Audit and Risk Committees.
        • He now leads the Finance, Investments and Actuarial teams.
        • Ahmed was named the West Midlands Young Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2017.

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