Our Board

The Board has ultimate responsibility for the management of the Hastings Group. There are a number of Board Committees to which the Board has delegated certain key matters.

  • Committee Chairman
  • A u Audit Committee
  • N o Nomination Committee
  • R e Remuneration Committee
  • R i Risk Committee
N o R e
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arrow-down-red cross Mike Fairey Chairman

Mike has been the Chairman of the Group since June 2015. Mike was Deputy Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group for 10 years until 2008 and currently holds a number of non-executive positions, including as Non-Executive Chairman of OneSavings Bank plc.

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arrow-down-red cross Gary Hoffman Chief Executive Officer

Gary has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Group since November 2012 and joined the Board in September 2015. He has extensive experience in the banking and insurance industries. Prior to joining the Group, Gary was Chief Executive Officer of NBNK Investments, an investment vehicle formed in August 2010 to establish personal and business retail banking in the UK. Prior to that, he led the UK government’s turnaround of Northern Rock as its Chief Executive. From 2006 to 2008, he was Vice-Chairman of Barclays PLC, having previously been Chairman of UK Banking and Barclaycard at Barclays PLC following five years as Chief Executive of Barclaycard. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of VISA Europe, a Non-Executive Director of VISA Inc. and Chairman of the UK sports charity, the Football Foundation.

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arrow-down-red cross Richard Hoskins Chief Financial Officer

Richard has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Group since April 2015 and joined the Board in September 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining the Group, Richard was the Chief Financial Officer of Global Commercial Insurance at AIG. Prior to that he served at Aviva as Chief Executive of the group’s North American operations and as Chief Financial Officer of Old Mutual’s North American operations.

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arrow-down-red cross Herman Bosman Non-Executive Director

Herman joined the Board in March 2017 following the acquisition of 29.9% shareholding in the Company by Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Limited (“RMI”). He is the CEO of RMI and its sister company RMB Holdings, having joined the companies in April 2014. Prior to his current role he was Head of Corporate Finance at Rand Merchant Bank from 2000 until 2006 and CEO of Deutsche Bank South Africa from 2006 to 2013. Herman is a non-executive director of Discovery Limited, OUTsurance Limited and Merchant Capital Limited. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Johannesburg, is a director of Endeavor South Africa and Business and Arts South Africa and served eight years as a trustee of the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation. He holds a BCom (LLM) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

R e R i
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arrow-down-red cross Alison Burns Independent Non-Executive Director

Alison joined the Board in July 2016. She has held executive and non-executive roles within Aviva plc, including the position of CEO of Aviva Ireland. Alison has extensive financial services experience, gained in senior roles with Santander, Bupa, Lloyds TSB and AXA UK, and brings strong leadership and executive management experience.

A u N o R e
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arrow-down-red cross Thomas Colraine Senior Independent Director

Tom joined the Board in September 2015 and brings a wealth of experience from the insurance and financial services sector. He was previously Group Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Willis Group Holdings, and Chief Financial Officer at AIG Europe Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant, on the Board of Schroder & Co. Limited and is also Chairman of Cambridge Topco Limited, the holding company for the Compre Group.

A u N o
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arrow-down-red cross Ian Cormack Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian joined the Board in September 2015. He spent 30 years at Citibank where he was appointed head of UK and Co-head of the Global Financial Institutions business before becoming Chief Executive Officer of AIG’s European business in 2000 until 2002. He currently serves as a non-executive on the boards of JRP Group plc, Phoenix Group Holdings plc, and National Angels Limited, and is Chairman of Temporis Capital LLP and Maven Income & Growth VCT4 plc.

A u R i
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arrow-down-red cross Pierre Lefèvre Independent Non-Executive Director

Pierre joined the Board in September 2015. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Group’s subsidiary AICL, where he is also Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He has extensive international experience in the insurance industry and has previously held Chairman and Chief Executive roles at Groupama and Axa and is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Vivat NV (Netherlands) and a Director of ABBH (Belgium).

R e R i
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arrow-down-red cross Malcolm Le May Independent Non-Executive Director

Malcolm joined the Board in September 2015 and has extensive experience within the UK insurance industry from his previous role as a Non-Executive Director at RSA plc. He is a Chartered Accountant and currently Senior Independent Director on the board of Provident Financial plc and IG Group plc and a Partner at Opus Corporate Finance. He is also a Co-Founder of Juno Capital.

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arrow-down-red cross Sumit Rajpal Non-Executive Director

Sumit was appointed as Non-Executive Director for the Company as part of the investment made by Goldman Sachs in the Group in 2014. Sumit co-heads the Corporate Private Equity business globally and runs the Americas Corporate Private Equity business in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He also serves on the boards of K&N Engineering,  Ipreo, ProSight Specialty Insurance, TransUnion and Safeguard Products. Sumit joined the Board in September 2015.

A u R i
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arrow-down-red cross Teresa Robson-Capps Independent Non-Executive Director

Teresa joined the Board in July 2016. She is currently a non-executive director for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Group plc and Yorkshire Water. Teresa was previously a non-executive director for National Australia Bank; Europe/Clydesdale Bank.Teresa brings significant experience with international blue chip companies including HSBC, Accenture and Cable & Wireless, and experience of the insurance industry.

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arrow-down-red cross Selina Sagayam Non-Executive Director

Selina has, since August 2015, served as a non-executive director on the board of the Company's FCA regulated subsidiary entity, Hastings Insurance Services Limited and also chairs the Risk Committee; she will continue in that role.

Selina is the Head of UK Transactional Practice Development in the London office of law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is an English qualified lawyer who joined the firm as a partner in 2007. Her appointment to the Company's Board is in a personal capacity and unconnected to her position with Gibson Dunn.

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arrow-down-red cross Anthony Leppard Group Company Secretary

Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, having qualified in 1985. Since that time he has held numerous board and senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of GE Capital IT Solutions UK, a subsidiary of GE Capital. Tony joined the Group in April 2009, and leads the Group’s legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions. Although not a member of the Board, the Group Company Secretary attends all Board and Committee meetings and advises the Board through the Chairman on all governance matters.