Richard was appointed to the Board in 2003 and appointed Chairman in 2012. A farmer for more than 30 years, he has contributed to a number of DEFRA working groups, including those tackling farming regulation and farm business resilience. He was an NFU Council Delegate for 10 years, and for six years was a member of the Board of the Environment Agency. He is also a Director of Apsley Developments Limited.
Richard is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Board Risk Committeeexpand text
Group Chief Executive
Lindsay was appointed Group Chief Executive in 2008 and is responsible for managing the conduct of the Group’s business. During his career he has run retail businesses around the world for Barclays, ING and Standard Chartered. He is a Board member of ICMIF and sits on the General Insurance Committee of the Association of British Insurers. He recently joined the steering group of The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme.
Lindsay is a member of the Nomination Committee.expand text
Kim Arif BSocSc (Hons), FIA
Kim has been a Director since 2007. He has responsibility for a number of areas including Group Finance, Investments, Properties, Actuarial Functions, Procurement, Risk and Compliance. Kim has been with the group since 1990, having joined the life side of the business as an actuary. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, and whilst at NFU Mutual has attended the Harvard Advanced Management Programme.
Kim is a member of the With Profits Committeeexpand text
Steve Bower BSc (Hons), ACII
Customer Services Director
Steve became a Director in July 2010 and is responsible for General Insurance Customer Services, which includes Underwriting, Claims and Re-insurance, at our Head Office and our seven regional centres. Steve’s career at NFU Mutual spans three decades and during that time he has held a variety of roles including Sales Manager, Regional Manager and Chief Manager Life Services.expand text
Sales & Agency Director
Nick was appointed to the Board in 2013 as the Sales and Agency Director. He is responsible for the growth of the General Insurance and Life sides of the business. Nick joined NFU Mutual from AXA where he was Managing Director, Intermediary & Partnerships – Personal Lines. His career spans more than 25 years, largely in the fields of Life and Wealth Management. Nick is also President of the Personal Finance Society.
Brian Duffin MA, FFA, CCMI
Brian was appointed to the Board in 2014. He is an Actuary with extensive financial services experience. Brian was previously Group Chief Executive of Scottish Life and an Executive Director of Royal London Group. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Debt Management Office, Chairman of Scottish Equitable Policyholder’s Trust and Chairman of the GEC 1972 Pension Plan. Brian is also the Deputy Chairman of the Church of Scotland Investors Trust.
Brian is Chairman of the With Profits Committee and a member of the Board Risk and Nomination Committees.expand text
Christine Kennedy OBE
A partner in her family’s County Down beef farm for nearly 30 years, Christine was previously the Director of Commodities and Food for the Ulster Farmers Union and a co-opted member of the UFU Board. She has been an Independent Panel Member for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and is a Director of Countryside Services Ltd, a member of the NI Food Advisory Committee for the FSA, and also a Trustee of Donaghadee YFC.
Christine is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.expand text
Eileen was appointed to the Board in 2012. She has over 30 years’ domestic and international insurance industry experience across underwriting, regional and operational management and sales. Previously the CEO of XL International Property and Casualty, she has also worked with Commercial Union and Winterthur International. Eileen is a Non-Executive Director of Allied World Syndicate 2232 which is a Lloyds syndicate. Eileen is Chair of the Board Risk Committee and member of the Remuneration, Nomination, Audit and With Profits Committees.expand text
Jim McLaren MBE
Jim was appointed to the Board in 2012. He served as President of NFU Scotland from 2007 to 2011, having served previously as the organisation’s Milk Committee Chairman before becoming Vice President in 2006. Since 2011 Jim has been Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland Limited. He is a Director of Angus Cereals Limited and a former Director of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Jim is a mixed beef and arable farmer from Perthshire in Central Scotland.
Jim is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit, Board Risk and With Profits Committees expand text
Chris Stooke BA (Hons) FCA
Chris was appointed to the Board in 2011 and appointed Senior Independent Director in 2014. A Chartered Accountant, Chris has extensive insurance experience, having held a number of practice and management positions at PwC and been Chief Financial Officer of Catlin Group. He is Chairman of Chaucer Syndicates and Miles Smith and a Non-Executive Director at both King’s College Hospital and South London Theatre Centre.
Chris is Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Board Risk and Nomination Committees.expand text