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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 some of its subsidary companies. He has previously held Non-Executive roles at One Savings Bank 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 Committee 
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 appointed Chair of Royal London Independent Governance Committee in February 2015. 

Chris Brinsmead BSc, MSc, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee Chris Brinsmead CBE, BSc, MSc
Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Chris joined the Board in 2010 bringing with him 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held leadership roles within ICI and AstraZeneca and also served as President of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. He is currently Senior Independent Director of UDG plc and a member of council at Imperial College.

He chairs two private companies, Bamburgh Capital and Proveca Ltd and is a Non-Executive Director at Collagen Solutions plc. Chris has been an advisor to the UK Government on Life Sciences and was awarded a CBE in January 2015.

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 in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. 

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 worked 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 Director of OneFamily and 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 sector.
Dr Craig Errington D.Univ, C Dir, FIoD, Group Chief Executive Dr Craig Errington, D.Univ C Dir, FIoDIoD_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.

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.

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