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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 sets the strategic direction of the group and guides it in the interests of all of our members, its 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.

Executive directors

Teddy Nyahasha
Chief Executive Officer

Teddy was appointed Chief Executive Officer of OneFamily in January 2020, having previously held the role of Chief Finance Officer since joining the Group in 2016.

During his tenure as a member of OneFamily’s Executive team, Teddy has been instrumental in critical strategic decisions which led to greater organisational efficiency, strong performance and a reinforcement of member-focused values.

Prior to his work at OneFamily, Teddy gained his extensive range of experience across a number of organisations, each time bringing a mixture of technical efficiency and leadership values to his roles. He has a strong track record of delivering results within start-ups and global multi-billion-pound organisations including household names Royal London and Aviva. In addition, Teddy has experience in policyholder and customer protection from his work at the former industry regulator the Financial Services Authority. Teddy has led diverse teams across different countries and cultures and has been accountable for multi-million-pound budgets, empowering people to deliver business growth.

Teddy is a qualified chartered accountant, a certified financial risk manager and has an MBA from the London Business School. He is a trustee of the CMI (the Chartered Management Institute) and a board member of the trade body that represents financial mutuals and friendly societies, the Association of Financial Mutuals. Teddy is also proud to sit on the Board of Trustees for St Mungo’s, a charity that tackles homelessness and rebuilds lives.

Teddy Nyahasha 2023
Jim Islam

Jim Islam
Chief Finance Officer

Jim joined OneFamily as Chief Finance Officer designate in October 2019 and was appointed to the board from January 2020.

A qualified actuary, Jim has over 20 years’ leadership experience in the insurance, investment management, savings and pensions sectors. Before joining OneFamily, Jim held senior finance and general management roles at Lloyd’s of London and Legal & General. In his finance director and managing director roles in these organisations covering the UK, France and global businesses, Jim transformed financial, capital and operating performance.

Jim is the non-executive chair of the People’s Partnership, the provider of The People’s Pension and is a trustee of the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.

Non-executive directors

Steve Colsell

Steve was appointed chair in June 2022, having joined the board in July 2016.  He is chair of the Nominations sub-committee and a member of the Remuneration sub-committee.

Steve is a qualified actuary whose 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 Starling Bank where he was chair of the Risk committee, St James’ Place and Esure Insurance Limited.

Steve also holds non-executive director roles with Pepper Money Group and Quilter Financial.

Steve Colsell 2023
Graham Lindsay 2023

Graham Lindsay
Vice Chair and Senior Independent Director

Graham was appointed to the board in July 2016, becoming vice-chair and Senior Independent Director in 2020.

He is chair of the Member & Customer and Remuneration sub-committees, and a member of the Risk, Audit and Nominations sub-committees. He is also chair of trustees of OneFamily’s closed staff retirement benefits schemes.

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 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance.

Graham is currently acting as the interim Deputy Chief Executive for the Brain Tumour Charity, having previously served as a trustee vice-chair of its board of trustees. He is a non-executive Director of Vanquis Bank.

Sally Williams
Non-Executive Director

Sally was appointed to the board in January 2019. She is chair of the Audit and With-Profits sub-committees and a member of the Risk, Nominations and Member & Customer sub-committees.

Sally is a chartered accountant who held a number of senior roles at PwC in both their audit and risk management teams over a 15-year period. She has extensive risk, compliance and governance experience, having held senior positions at Marsh, National Australia Bank and Aviva.

Sally holds non-executive director roles with Lancashire Holdings Limited where she chairs the Audit committee and Close Brothers Group. Sally is also a trustee and chair of the Audit and Risk committee of Ovarian Cancer Action, a charity that funds research into new treatments to help make ovarian cancer a survivable disease. She previously chaired the governing body of her local secondary school.

Sally Williams 2023
Melanie Hind 2023

Melanie Hind
Non-Executive Director

Melanie was appointed to the board in September 2022.  She is chair of the Risk sub-committee and is also a member of the Audit, With Profits, Remuneration and Nominations sub-committees.

Melanie is a chartered accountant and former partner in PwC whose extensive business experience includes strategy and change leadership, financial risk and capital management, corporate and regulatory reporting, and stakeholder management. She previously held senior roles at BDO International as Head of Assurance Quality, at the Financial Reporting Council as an executive director, and as Chief Risk Officer at Friends Life Group.

Melanie is an audit non-executive for KPMG UK’s audit practice, a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chair with Talbot Underwriting Limited, and an independent trustee and Honorary Treasurer for the Disasters Emergency Committee which brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds at times of crisis overseas.

Alison Davies
Non-Executive Director

Alison was appointed to the Board on 28 March 2023.  She is a member of the Remuneration, Risk, Member & Customer, and Nominations Sub-Committees.

Alison’s financial services career spans more than 30 years in both the retail and mutual sectors,  She has extensive knowledge of financial technology and digital and corporate strategy.  Most recently Alison was Head of Digital at Skipton Building Society where she was influential in steering its digital strategy and developing the online customer experience.  Prior to this Alison had executive positions at first direct and HSBC.

Alison is a member of the Board of Governors and Chair of the People Committee at York St John University, and is a strategic advisor for a fintech start up business.  She has been an active ambassador for a range of charities helping to improve the lives of children and young people.

Alison Davies 2023