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Peter Mason  
Peter Mason
Non-Executive Chairman

Was the Senior Independent Non-executive Director of Chesnara plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee during 2008. He was appointed as Chairman of Chesnara plc and Chairman of the Nomination Committee on 1 January 2009. He was re-appointed as a member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees with effect from 22 December 2009 and was appointed as Chairman of Moderna Försäkringar Liv AB with effect from 23 July 2009. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Homeowners Friendly Society and is the Investment Director and Actuary of Neville James Group, an investment management company. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1979.
     
Graham Kettleborough  
Graham Kettleborough
Chief-Executive Officer

He joined Countrywide Assured plc in July 2000 with responsibility for marketing and business development and was appointed as Managing Director and to the Board in July 2002. He was appointed as a Non-executive Director of Moderna Försäkringar Liv AB and as Chairman of Moderna Fonder & Analys AB with effect from 23 July 2009. Prior to joining Countrywide Assured plc, he was Head of Servicing and a Director of the Pension Trustee Company at Scottish Provident. He has lifetime experience in the financial services industry, primarily in customer service, marketing, product and business development, gained with Scottish Provident, Prolific Life, City of Westminster Assurance and Target Life.
     
Frank Hughes  
Frank Hughes
Business Services Director

He joined Countrywide Assured plc in November 1992 as an IT Project Manager and was appointed to the Board as IT Director in May 2002. He has 25 years' experience in the life assurance industry gained with Royal Life, Norwich Union and CMG.
     
David Rimmington  
David Rimmington
Finance Director

He trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG, has more than 17 years’ experience in financial management within the life assurance and banking sectors and has had a significant role in a number of major acquisitions and business integrations. Prior to joining Chesnara plc in 2011 as Associate Finance Director David held a number of financial management positions within the Royal London Group including 6 years as Head of Group Management Reporting.
     
Peter Wright  
Peter Wright
Non-Executive Director

Is an Independent Non-executive Director who was appointed to the Chesnara plc Board on 1 January 2009. At the same date he was appointed as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Remuneration Committee. He was appointed as a member of the Nomination Committee with effect from 9 July 2009. He retired as a Principal of Towers Perrin on 1 January 2008 and is a former Vice President of the Institute of Actuaries, having been admitted as a Fellow in 1979.
     
Veronica France  
Veronica France
Non Executive Director

Veronica is currently a Non Executive Director of Family Assurance where she sits on their Risk and Audit and Nominations Committees and chairs their Remuneration Committee. Since 1992 Veronica has run her own financial services consultancy business advising on strategy, business development, product development and related activities. Prior to that she held various positions in the life assurance industry. Veronica was Chairman of the trade body, the Investment and Life Assurance Group in 2002/3 and served on its Management Committee for over ten years before stepping down in 2010.
     
David Brand  
David Brand
Non Executive Director

David is a qualified actuary who, prior to his retirement in June 2012, had worked for the Hannover Re Group in the UK, acting as the Managing Director of the UK life reinsurance subsidiary since 2003. David had been with the company since 1988, and a Director since 1990. Latterly, David’s primary focus was corporate strategy, capital management, business planning and growth. During his career David has also held various roles with the Institute of Actuaries, including being a member of Council and he also served on the ABI Health Committee from 2006 to 2012.
     
Mike Evan  
Mike Evans
Non-Executive Director

Mike Evans is currently non-executive Chairman of Hargreaves Lansdown plc, a FTSE 100 listed company, a position he has held since 2009. He originally joined the Hargreaves Lansdown Board as a Non Executive Director in 2006 and has served on their Nomination and Remuneration Committee and on their Audit Committee. Mike is also a Non Executive Director of CBRE Global Investors Group (UK) Ltd, CBRE Global Investors Group (UK Funds) Ltd and Esure plc. In addition he is a member of the advisory board of Spectrum Corporate Finance and he chairs the Board of Trustees of Wessex Heartbeat, a charity associated with cardiac care in Southampton. Mike is a qualified Actuary and served in a number of Director level positions within Skandia UK between 1991 and 2006.
 
 
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