Date of appointment: 1 January 2017 (Non-Executive Director), 20 June 2017 (Chairman)
Experience: Alan has extensive financial services experience across insurance, banking and investments. Prior to his appointment at LV=, Alan was chairman of Permanent TSB group, one of the four leading banks in Ireland. He was also senior independent director of Sainsbury’s Bank and on the board of MetLife Europe. Previously, Alan served as the chairman of the University of Bedfordshire, the Irish Life group in Ireland and the Highways Agency. He has held non-executive director positions at the Department of Transport, Financial Ombudsman Service and the Office of Fair Trading. As an executive, he has been managing director of Post Office, chief executive of National Savings & Investments and chief operating officer for Prudential Assurance in the UK and Europe. Alan is also a past chairman and current patron of ‘Action for ME’, the UK’s leading charity supporting sufferers of ME/CFS.
External appointments: Chairman of Chetwood and Chairman of the Audit Committee and board member at Milton Keynes College
Committee membership: Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee and a member of the Risk, Investment and Remuneration Committees.
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Date of appointment: 2 July 2018
Experience: Wayne’s area of expertise is in risk and risk management. He joined LV= from the Phoenix group where he was group Chief Risk Officer. He was also a Board Director at Phoenix Life. During his 13 years at Phoenix, Wayne held a variety of roles across risk management, finance and corporate development before becoming their chief risk officer in 2013.
External appointments: Trustee board member of Queer Britain.
Committee membership: None, director of various LV= group subsidiaries.
Date of appointment: 7 March 2016
Experience: David’s career spans 40 years in financial services. He joined LV= from Aviva where he was the chief executive of UK and Ireland life insurance, the largest business unit within the Aviva group. Previous positions he held at Aviva include Sales Director, Marketing Director and Chief Operating Officer. David brings a mix of strategic, transformation and operational experience with a strong focus on customers, risk and governance. He is a former chairman of the ABI retirement and savings committee.
David was appointed Senior Independent Director from 1 April 2018. As the Senior Independent Director, David provides a sounding board to the chair and is available to members if they have concerns which contact through the normal channels of chair, chief executive and other executive directors has failed to resolve or for which contact is inappropriate.
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External appointments: David has no external appointments.
Committee membership: Chair of the Risk Committee and Member of the Audit, Investment and Corporate Governance and Nomination Committees.
Date of appointment: 1 August 2017
Experience: Colin is an experienced Non-Executive Director, Actuary and risk professional with over 30 years’ experience working in the insurance industry. He has previously held a number of senior executive roles at Standard Life, including Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer, and joined ReAssure in January 2016 as a Non-Executive Director.
External appointments: Non-Executive Director of ReAssure, BUPA Insurance, Old Mutual Wealth Life Assurance and the National Records of Scotland.
Committee membership: Member of the Audit, Risk and With-Profits Committees. Chair of the Investment Committee.
Date of appointment: 16 January 2020
Experience: Seamus is a qualified actuary. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry in both Ireland and the UK. He was the first chief executive officer of Lifetime, Bank of Ireland’s life assurance company, and later became a partner with KPMG in London. He holds a number of other non-executive director positions within the life and health reinsurance sectors. He is a leader for the European actuarial profession, with particular focus on Solvency II.
External appointments: Non-executive director of Renaissancere Syndicate Management, Gatcombe Court and Highgrove Court Management, the Equitable Life Assurance Society, Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe), RGA International, Utmost Life and Pensions and Renaissance Europe.
Committee membership: Member of the Risk Committee.
Date of appointment: 01 April 2020
Experience: Susan has been working in the Life and Pensions sector for over 30 years, having held a wide range of different roles within the industry. She has worked at the Phoenix Group for over twelve years where she held a number of leadership roles including Customer Director of the Life Companies and Chief Risk Officer for the Phoenix Group before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Assurance in September 2018.
Susan is an ABI board member and Chair of the ABIs Long-Term Savings Committee and previously the chair of the Long Standing Customer Committee. Susan’s professional passion is to make a difference for the end customer. She believes that having the customers’ best interest at heart helps create a sustainable business where people want to work.
External appointments: ABI board member and Chair of the Long-Term Savings Committee. Member of the FCA Practitioner Panel.
Committee membership: Member of the Remuneration Committee