New finance director for Engage Mutual

Posted in: Corporate Last updated: 04 Jan 2011

Engage Mutual, one of the UK’s largest mutual friendly societies, has appointed Peter Burrows as Finance Director.

Peter, who has also become a Board Member at the Yorkshire-based mutual, joins from Aviva plc, where he held a number of executive management roles in the UK and abroad, most recently as Financial Reporting Director for Aviva’s European region.

He joins Engage Mutual during a period of substantial growth which has recently seen the acquisition of a second health cash plan business and the transfer of part of Ecclesiastical Life Limited’s long term insurance business to the mutual’s stewardship.  Engage Mutual has more than 475,000 customers and assets under management in excess of £900 million.

Peter commented:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to join a thriving customer owned organisation.   We are defining an ambitious strategy for Engage Mutual that will see the group reinvigorate its mutual business model and deliver outstanding service and value to our customers.  I look forward to playing my part in an exciting future.”

Engage Mutual’s Chief Executive Andrew Haigh said:

“Peter brings a great skill set and extensive experience.  He will make a valuable contribution to helping Engage Mutual fulfil its ambition to be an outstanding customer owned business.  We welcome him on board.”

A qualified chartered accountant, Peter has more than 20 years’ financial experience.  He has previously worked for Ernst &Young in London and Leeds where he advised financial services businesses on financial, risk management and governance matters.  He lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, with his wife and two daughters.