Board of Directors
Meet the Board
Society Chair and Chair of the Nominations Committee
Nathan joined the Society as Chair in January 2018.
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.
Senior Independent Director and Chair of Wesleyan Bank Limited
Martin was appointed to the Board in June 2011, became Chair of Wesleyan Bank in 2013 and later Senior Independent Director in 2019.
He has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and strategy experience. He’s 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 also a Non-Executive Director of Scout Shops Ltd and Deputy Chair of Nuffield Health.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Andrew was appointed to the Board in November 2014 and 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.
Chair of the With Profits Committee
Anne joined the Board in January 2019. She is Chair of Wesleyan's With Profits Committee and is 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.
Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Linda joined the Board on 1st 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.
Non Executive Director
Ian joined the Board on 30th 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.
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.
Mario became Wesleyan Group CEO on 1st August 2019, having joined Wesleyan in December 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. He is a member of the Investment Committee and an attendee of the Risk, Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Mario 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.
Gillian joined Wesleyan as Chief Financial Officer in October 2020 with over 20 years of financial services experience. She 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.
She also has accountability for Wesleyan's Company Secretary, strategy, culture and communications teams.