Board of Directors

See below for short profiles of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc Board of Directors.

David Henderson

Chair

Appointed: April 2016

Chair, Independent Non-Executive Director. Member of Group Finance & Investment Committee, Group Remuneration Committee, Group Nominations Committee.

David Henderson was appointed to the Board in April 2016. 

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Andrew McIntyre

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: April 2017

Chair Group Audit Committee and member of Group Risk Committee.

Andrew McIntyre was appointed to the Board in April 2017. Andrew is the Senior Independent Director of C. Hoare & Co where he chairs the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, and an independent Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc and of Target Group Limited, where he also chairs the Audit Committees. He is a trustee of the Foundling Museum.

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Angus Winther

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2019

Chair of Group Finance & Investment Committee and member of Group Remuneration Committee and Group Nominations Committee.

Angus Winther was appointed to the Board in March 2019. 

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Chris Moulder

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: September 2017

Chair of Group Risk Committee and member of  Group Audit Committee.

Chris Moulder was appointed to the Board in September 2017. Chris is also a Director of the Company’s ultimate parent, Benefact Trust Limited, as well as the Insurance Board of Lloyds Banking Group and Tokyo Marine Kiln. 

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François-Xavier Boisseau

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2019

Member of Group Finance & Investment Committee, Group Audit Committee and Group Risk Committee.

Francois-Xavier Boisseau was appointed to the Board in March 2019.

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Neil Maidment

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2020

Member of Group Remuneration Committee, Group Audit Committee and Group Risk Committee.

Neil Maidment was appointed to the Board in January 2020. Neil is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Lloyd’s of London and a member of the Council of Christ’s Hospital. 

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Denise Cockrem

Executive Director

Appointed: September 2019

Denise Cockrem was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer on 10 December 2018 and joined the EIO Board on 6 September 2019. 

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Jacinta Whyte

Deputy Group Chief Executive

Appointed: July 2013

Member of Group Risk Committee.

Jacinta Whyte was appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive and joined the Board in July 2013 with responsibility for the Group’s General Insurance business globally. She was appointed to the Ansvar Australia Board during 2013. 

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Mark Hews

Group Chief Executive

Appointed: June 2009

Mark Hews was appointed Group Chief Executive in May 2013 and was previously Group Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to the Board in June 2009 and appointed to the Board of MAPFRE RE in December 2013. He also became a Trustee of The Windsor Leadership Trust in November 2017. 

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Sir Stephen Lamport

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2020

Chair of Group Remuneration Committee and member of Group Risk Committee.

Sir Stephen was appointed to the Board in March 2020. He is the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey and a Senior Adviser at Sanctuary Counsel. 

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Rita Bajaj

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: July 2021

 
Independent Non-Executive Director. Member of Group Finance & Investment Committee.
 
Rita was appointed to the Board in July 2021. She is a Non-Executive Director, Board, and IGC member with over 30 years’ broad investment markets experience. 

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