The Company boasts a highly experienced and knowledgeable management team. This comprises a Board which sets the Company’s strategic aims, Board Committees which report to the Board, and an Executive Committee which is responsible for implementing and executing the Company's business strategy.
The executive team is responsible for implementing and executing the Company's business strategy. The Executive Committee develops and delivers the Company's annual business plan, which in turn is approved by the Board.
The committee is also responsible for identifying and recommending new business opportunities, monitoring operating and financial performance, and prioritising and allocating resources accordingly in line with the Company's business models.
The Executive Committee identifies and manages risk in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite and Risk Management Framework. It also ensures that the Company meets its legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
The Board provides oversight, challenge and direction on all issues of strategy, performance, resources and standards of conduct. The Board sets the Company’s strategic aims and then implements these through its approval and regular monitoring of business plans and budgets prepared by the Executive Committee.
Nick Poyntz-Wright, Chair of the Boards, Chair Nomination Committee
Nick has significant experience of both insurance and retail financial services. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and was previously CEO of Skandia UK and Director of Long-Term Savings and Pensions at the Financial Conduct Authority.
He is a Non-Executive Director with the Phoenix Group, sitting on the Boards of its life subsidiaries as well as chairing the Investment Committee. He is also on the Board of Just Retirement Limited, part of Just Group. Nick is a Non-Executive Director of Unum Limited and Unum European Holding Company Limited.
Chief Executive Officer Unum UK & Chair Unum Poland
As CEO, Mark shapes and influences the future development of the company and ensures that it delivers on its strategic objectives. Mark is an Executive Director of Unum Limited, Unum European Holding Company Limited and Chair of Unum Poland Zycie.
Chief Financial Officer
Jon provides strategic financial management and leadership across the business to support Unum UK in meeting stakeholder expectations. Jon is a Director of Unum Limited and Unum European Holding Company Limited. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Unum Poland Zycie.
Jon Dye, independent Non-Executive Director
Jon Dye joined the Unum UK Board as an independent Non-Executive Director in November 2023. As Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox UK, he is a recognised leader in the insurance industry and brings a strong executive record in business growth and of transforming performance, culture, and customer focus.
Prior to joining Hiscox, Jon held several senior roles within the insurance industry, including as CEO of Allianz UK for 8 years. Jon’s experience includes various claims roles within Chubb and Commercial Union; he also served as Chair of the ABI between 2019 and 2021.
He is a law graduate from the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Charted Insurance Institute.
Stuart Vann, independent Non-Executive Director, Chair Audit Committee
Stuart is a Non-Executive Director, with over two decades of executive experience within the General Insurance sector. A qualified accountant, he has an in-depth understanding of customer growth, innovation, brand, digital distribution, operations, data analysis and regulatory matters, having been until relatively recently the CEO of the esure Group Plc.
Stuart is currently a Non-Executive Director of British Gas Insurance Limited and British Gas Services Limited, Chairing the Remuneration and Audit Committees. He was also previously Chair of Gocompare.com the price comparison site, with involvement in the business via esure’s ownership for 10 years.
Sarah Davies, independent Non-Executive Director, Chair Risk Committee
Sarah Davies joined Unum as an independent Non-Executive Director in October 2022. She brings in-depth knowledge of the insurance sector and is a highly experienced senior level board and executive, having spent 30 years working within the general insurance and reinsurance industries.
Sarah began her career as a reinsurance underwriter, working for Munich Re and Wellington Underwriting for 10 years before becoming Wellington’s Operations Director. Later, she became a founding member of the management team and Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited. Her subsequent executive roles include Operations Director at AEGIS London and Group COO of DARAG, the insurance run off specialist.
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