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Board of Directors

Joanne Hindle

Joanne Hindle – Chairman

Joanne joined the financial services industry in 1986 and has held a variety of roles within. She was on the Board of ‘disability insurer Unum’, serving for seven years as Corporate Services Director with responsibilities for all Governance matters. Having left UNUM in 2008, she is now a Board Director of Campbell Page UK.

Joanne also works for AXA Assistance advising on strategic regulatory and legal matters.

Ann-Marie O'Dea

Ann-Marie O’Dea – Chief Executive Officer

Ann-Marie joined the Society in 2006. She brought to the Society a wealth of marketing experience gained from over 20 years in the industry. She has held senior positions in various advertising and marketing agencies working on accounts such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Yorkshire Bank, Parcelforce and the NBrown Group. Since joining she has overseen the implementation of a ‘through the line’ website and is responsible for all communications issued by the Society. In 2011 she was made Marketing Director and joined the Board, taking a key role in revising its distribution strategy. In 2013 Ann-Marie was made Managing Director of the Society’s wholly owned subsidiary Financial Advice Network Limited and in January 2015 was appointed as Shepherds Group CEO.

Kim Harris

Kim Harris – Managing Director

Kim has been associated with Shepherds Friendly for nine years, initially as a Non-executive Director and most recently as Managing Director. In his role he carries accountability for all activities related to the generation and management of all new business income as well as preventing the loss of existing business premiums. His responsibilities as a main board director include contributing to the overall strategic and operational direction of the Society. As a senior manager at the Woolwich, Kim gained considerable experience of the regulated sector with a strong emphasis on sales and distribution. Prior to joining Shepherds Friendly full time, Kim was the owner of a successful recruitment company, he has a clear understanding of the tasks involved in designing and building sustainable business levels.

Kim is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of MENSA. He is an active volunteer for the Scout Association, a gold level expedition assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme and has raised over £250,000 in support of local youth initiatives.

Justine Morrissey

Justine Morrissey – Finance and Risk Director

Justine has worked all her career as an actuary in the life assurance industry. The last 15 years has been in the Friendly Society sector in a variety of roles from product development to regulatory reporting. She joined the Society in 2012 and is the Finance and Risk Director. A prime focus within her role is heading up the implementation of Solvency II for the Society.

Geoffrey Ross

Geoffrey Ross – Non-Executive Director

Geoffrey spent his entire career as an actuary in the life assurance industry holding Chief Actuary and Finance Director roles in a number of insurance companies/friendly societies. He set up his own consultancy practice on retiring from Resolution Group plc in 2006 acting as With Profits Actuary for a number of companies in that Group. Currently he is With Profits Actuary of Reliance Mutual.

Nemone Wynn-Evans

Nemone Wynn-Evans – Non-Executive Director

Nemone has 15 years’ financial and commercial executive experience in the equity capital markets sector of the City of London, most recently as Finance Director on the main board of a stock exchange. She has also held roles at the London Stock Exchange, HSBC Investment Bank and KPMG Corporate Finance.

Nemone’s board experience includes corporate governance, financial leadership, corporate finance, corporate communications, investor relations, regulatory liaison, risk and compliance and business development.

Nemone is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Roger Turner

Roger Turner – Non-Executive Director

Roger Turner has 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, most recently as the head of group capital and treasury at Schroder’s PLC, where his focus was on the prudential management and controls of the firm’s assets.

Roger has extensive experience in financial services; having been a Fixed Income and Derivatives trader, a regulator of the investment management sector, and a partner in the Financial Services regulatory practice of PwC from 1997 to 2009. Roger has mainly worked in the UK, but also has substantial experience of working overseas, notably the Far East and the USA.

He is Non-executive director for an asset management firm based in London, as Chairman of the remuneration committee, as well as for a Building Society.  He holds a BA (Hons) in Business
Studies and an MBA in Finance from City University Business School.

Simon Pashby

Simon Pashby – Non-Executive Director

Simon Pashby is a Chartered Accountant with almost 30 years' experience working in financial services. He has experience of advising a wide range of financial services organisations on risk, regulations and controls. Simon was a partner with KPMG responsible for the audits of investment, banking and insurance companies; he retired in 2012 and now works as an independent non-executive director, maintaining his knowledge as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He is vice-chairman of the Medical Protection Society, a members' mutual fund which provides indemnity services to the medical profession, chairing the audit and risk committee, and is a non-executive director of the Scottish Building Society, where he chairs the operational risk committee.

Board Diversity Policy

The Society recognises and values the benefits of having a diverse Board. For more details click the link below.

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