Henry Staunton

Chairman & Nomination Committee Chairman

Mr Staunton is Non-Executive Chairman of WH Smith plc, the leading FTSE250 retail group, and a Non-Executive Director of Capital & Counties Properties plc. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of the privately owned BrightHouse Group, the rent-to-own company, and a Non-Executive Director of ICBC Standard Bank, a subsidiary of ICBC.

From 2004 until 2013, Henry Staunton was a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and latterly Senior Independent Director and Vice Chairman of Legal & General Group plc, where he gained significant insight into the life and pension industry. From 2008 to 31 December 2014 he was a Non-Executive Director of Merchants Trust plc, where he was the Senior Independent Director.

During his executive career he was Finance Director of ITV plc from 2003 to 2006, and Finance Director of Granada plc from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that he joined Price Waterhouse as a graduate trainee, rising to become a Senior Partner of the audit practice.

Clive C R Bannister

Group Chief Executive Officer

Clive Bannister joined the Group in February 2011 as Group Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, Mr Bannister was Group Managing Director of Insurance and Asset Management at HSBC Holdings plc.

He joined HSBC in 1994 and held various leadership roles in planning and strategy in the Investment Bank (USA) and was Group General Manager and CEO of HSBC Group Private Banking. He started his career at First National Bank of Boston and prior to working at HSBC was a partner in Booz Allen Hamilton in the Financial Services Practice providing strategic support to financial institutions including leading insurance companies, banks and investment banks. Mr Bannister is also Chairman of the Museum of London.

Jim McConville

Group Finance Director

Between April 2010 and December 2011, Mr McConville was Chief Financial Officer of Northern Rock plc. Prior to that, between 1988 and 2010, he worked for Lloyds Banking Group plc (formerly Lloyds TSB Group plc) in a number of senior finance and strategy related roles, latterly as Finance Director of Scottish Widows Group and Director of Finance for the Insurance and Investments Division. During 2011 and 2012, Mr McConville was a Non‑Executive Director of the life businesses of Aegon UK. In 2014, Mr McConville joined the board of Tesco Personal Finance plc as Non-Executive Director. Mr McConville qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst at Coopers and Lybrand.

Alastair Barbour

Non-Executive Director & Audit Committee Chairman

Alastair Barbour has over 30 years audit experience with KPMG where he worked across the full spectrum of financial services clients from large general insurers and reinsurers to the life assurance and investment management sector, working on a range of operational and strategic issues. Mr Barbour is the former Head of Financial Services, Scotland for KPMG. He retired from KPMG in 2011 to build a Non-Executive career.

He is a Director and Audit Committee Chairman of RSA Insurance Group plc, Standard Life European Private Equity Trust plc and Liontrust Asset Management plc (all London Stock Exchange listed companies). He is also a Director and Audit Committee Chairman of CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd, a Bermuda-based investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange and of The Bank of N. T. Butterfield & Son Limited, a company listed in Bermuda.

Ian Cormack

Senior Independent Director & Remuneration Committee Chairman

Mr Cormack is Non-Executive Chairman of Maven Income & Growth VCT 4 plc, a Senior Independent Director of both Partnership Assurance Group plc and Xchanging plc and a Non-Executive Director of Hastings Insurance Holdings plc. Mr Cormack was Chief Executive Officer of AIG, Inc. in Europe from 2000 to 2002 and prior to that he spent 32 years at Citibank where he was Chairman of Citibank International plc and Co-Head of the Global Financial Institutions Client Group at Citigroup.

Isabel Hudson

Non-Executive Director

Isabel Hudson is Non-Executive Chairman of the National House Building Council and a Non-Executive Director of Standard Life PLC and BT Group plc. Ms Hudson is a former Non-Executive Director of MGM Advantage, The Pensions Regulator and QBE Insurance. Other roles previously held by Ms Hudson include Chief Financial Officer at Eureko BV and Executive Director of Prudential Assurance Company.

Ms Hudson is an ambassador to Scope, a UK charity, and has 34 years of experience in the insurance industry in the UK and mainland Europe.

Wendy Mayall

Non-Executive Director

Wendy Mayall has over thirty years of asset management experience, including as Group Chief Investment Officer and later consultant at Liverpool Victoria from 2012 to 2015,  having previously been Chief Investment Officer for Unilever’s UK pension fund from 1996 to 2011 and holding management responsibility for Unilever’s pension funds globally. From 2006 to 2009, Mrs Mayall was the Chair of the Investment Committee of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme, a British government appointment to one of the largest government backed pension schemes in the UK. Mrs Mayall is the non-executive Senior Independent Director of the Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust plc. Mrs Mayall was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 1 September 2016.

John Pollock

Non-Executive Director

John Pollock had a career in life assurance at the Legal & General Group from 1980 to 2015, including as an executive director of Legal & General Group plc from 2003 to 2015. Mr Pollock held numerous senior roles, gaining wide strategic and technical experience, finally as Chief Executive Officer of LGAS (L&G Assurance Society), one of Legal and Generals’ three primary business units. Prior to Mr Pollock’s retirement from Legal and General in 2015, Mr Pollock held positions as Deputy Chair of the FCA Practitioner Panel, Chairman of investment platform Cofunds, and as a non-executive director of the Cala Homes Group. Mr Pollock was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 1 September 2016.

Nicholas Shott

Non-Executive Director

Nicholas Shott is an investment banker, who has been European Vice Chairman of Lazard since 2007 and Head of UK Investment Banking at Lazard since 2009. Mr Shott joined Lazard in 1991 and became a partner in 1997. Mr Shott was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 1 September 2016.

Kory Sorenson

Non-Executive Director

Kory Sorenson is currently a Non-Executive Director of SCOR SE, Pernod Ricard SA, UNIQA Group and Aviva Insurance Limited. She also volunteers as a Director of the Institut Pasteur foundation in Paris. Ms Sorenson has over 20 years of financial services experience, most of which has been focused on insurance and banking. She was Managing Director, Head of Insurance Capital Markets of Barclays Capital from 2005 to 2010 and also held senior positions in the financial institutions divisions of Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

David Woods

Non-Executive Director & Risk Committee Chairman

David Woods is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Non-Executive Chairman of Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust plc and a Non-Executive Director of Murray Income Trust plc. He is also Chairman of the pension fund trustee companies responsible for the governance of all the UK defined benefits/pension schemes in the Sopra Steria Group and is a Director of Santander (UK) Group Pension Trustees Ltd.

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