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The OneFamily Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of individuals who bring passion, experience and leadership to our organisation.

The Board of Directors set the strategic direction of the group and guide it in the interests of all of our members, their main aims being to:

  • provide entrepreneurial leadership with careful, prudent and effective frameworks that assess and control risk
  • set the strategic aims for OneFamily to ensure we have the right people and financial resources to achieve our goals
  • set our values and standards to meet our obligations to our members.

Full details of the Board of Directors can be found below. The Terms of Reference for the sub-committees of the Board can also be found on this page.

Non-executive directors

Christina McComb OBE
Chairman

Christina was appointed as Chairman of the Board in April 2015, having previously served on the Board of Engage Mutual Assurance since May 2005, including as Chairman since April 2014. She is Chairman of the Nominations Sub-Committee and a member of the Investment & Product and Member & Customer Sub-Committees.

Christina has wide ranging experience of advising and investing in smaller companies, having spent 14 years at leading venture capital group 3i Group plc.

Christina is currently Senior Independent Director at British Business Bank plc, Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc and Nexeon Limited, and a non-executive director at Big Society Capital Ltd. Christina was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2018 for her services to the economy.

Portrait of Christina McComb

Ian Buckley
Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Ian was appointed to the Board in December 2009 before being appointed as Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director in March 2016. Ian is Chairman of the Investment & Product Sub-Committee, and a member of the Remuneration, Risk, With Profits and Nominations Sub-Committees.

Ian has previously held Chief Executive roles at Smith & Williamson, EFG Private Bank Limited and Tenon Group plc, served over 11 years as a director and then special advisor to Rathbone Brothers Plc, and was a non-executive director and Chairman of Vision Independent Financial Planning Limited from 2012 until April 2018.

Ian is currently a non-executive director at Miller Insurance Services LLP, and a consultant to Rathbones Brothers plc.

Portrait of Ian Buckley

Peter Box
Non-Executive Director

Peter was appointed to the Board in December 2009. He is Chairman of the Audit Sub-Committee and a member of the Risk, With Profits, Remuneration and Nominations Sub-Committees.

During his career Peter has developed a deep understanding of the major issues affecting the insurance sector and has significant experience of regulatory and governance matters. Previously an audit and business advisory partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers, he has experience of a broad range of companies from large international business to specialist national firms.

Peter is a chartered accountant and is currently Vice Chairman of Marsh Limited and a non-executive director at Pool Reinsurance Company Limited and Cardif Pinnacle Insurance Holdings plc.

Portrait of Peter Box

Steve Colsell
Non-Executive Director

Steve was appointed to the Board in July 2016. A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Steve is Chairman of the Risk and With Profits Sub-Committees and is a member of the Investment & Product and Nominations Sub-Committees.

Steve’s financial services career has spanned banking, insurance and mortgage lending, notably with Zurich Insurance plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc and Kensington Group Limited. He has also held non-executive directorships at St James’ Place and Esure Insurance Limited.

Steve is currently a non-executive director and Chairman of the Risk Committee at Starling Bank Limited.

Portrait of Steve Colsell

Graham Lindsay
Non-Executive Director

Graham was appointed to the Board in July 2016. He is Chairman of the Member & Customer and Remuneration Sub-Committees, and a member of the Audit and Nominations Sub-Committees.

Over a 40 year career with Lloyds Banking Group plc, Graham held a number of senior executive roles including responsibility for the Lloyds branch network and Group Director for Corporate Responsibility. He has also held board positions at the Institute of Financial Services and the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board.

Graham is currently Vice Chairman of the board of trustees of The Brain Tumour Charity and a non-executive director at Vista Ltd and Wonga Group Limited.

Portrait of Graham Lindsey

Executive Directors

Simon Markey
Chief Executive

Simon was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive in November 2012. He is a member of the Investment & Product, Nominations and Member & Customer Sub-Committees.

Simon started his career in 1984 with Lloyds Bank and is an Associate of the Chartered Bankers Institute. During a 20 year period he held numerous positions with Lloyds including Head of Savings and Director of Customer and Sales.

Following Lloyds, Simon went on to hold positions as Managing Director at Lifestyle Services Group Limited, Chief Executive of Consumer at Marsh Limited and Programme Director at NBNK Investments plc.

Portrait of Simon Markey

Teddy Nyahasha
Chief Finance Officer

Teddy was appointed to the Board as Chief Finance Officer in July 2016. He is a member of the Investment & Product Sub-Committee.

Teddy is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in financial and capital management in the insurance sector.

Teddy worked at the Financial Services Authority for a number of years before joining Aviva plc where he held several positions including Financial Director Emerging Markets (Europe). Prior to joining OneFamily he was Group Financial Controller at Royal London.

Portrait of Teddy Nyahasha

Terms of reference