Commenting on his decision, Haigh, who has seen the customer base of the Society almost treble in size during his tenure, said,
“I feel privileged to have been at the helm of the Society, for over 10 years, during which time we have seen substantial year-on-year growth, often in challenging times.
“I am proud to be leaving the Society in such good shape. It is in a strong financial position and highly regarded by its customers for all that we do on their behalf. Having worked with the Board to set the Society on course for the next five years and beyond, I have decided that now is a natural and appropriate time for me to step aside.”
The Society’s Chairman, David Robinson, is overseeing the transition, which will see Finance & Operations Director Peter Burrows stepping into the position of Acting Chief Executive until a long-term successor can be appointed.
Commenting on Haigh’s contribution, Robinson said
“On behalf of all at Engage Mutual, I would like to thank Andrew for all that he has done for the Society both as Chief Executive and before that, for four years as Marketing Director. Andrew has given great service to the organisation and has made a significant and lasting impact during his time in charge. He will leave behind a sound and successful business with strong mutual values. We wish him every success with his future plans.”