OneFamily announces new Chair

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OneFamily has announced that its Chair of nearly seven years, Christina McComb OBE, is to step down at its Annual General Meeting in June.

Christina was appointed in 2015 after Engage Mutual merged with Family Investments to become OneFamily. She was instrumental in swiftly bringing the two organisations together to create a single business with a unified purpose and culture. Prior to the merger, she had served on the Board of Engage Mutual from 2005, which included a year as Chair from 2014.

During her time as Chair, Christina has overseen OneFamily’s move towards embracing its mutual roots with a new vision that has social inclusion at its heart. She also led the mutual as it embarked on an ambitious modernisation programme that will bring growth to the business, substantial efficiencies and an improvement in customer experience.

Steve Colsell will, subject to regulatory approval, succeed Christina as Chair of OneFamily. Steve was appointed to the Board in 2016 and currently chairs the Board Risk Committee. A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, his financial services career has spanned banking, insurance, wealth management and mortgage lending in both executive and non-executive roles.

Christina said,

“I’m honoured to have been the Chair through a time of great change for the business and am proud that I am leaving OneFamily in strong financial shape and in a position where it has a clear sense of its social purpose and an exciting future ahead. Having worked closely with Steve over the last six years, I know he has the drive and determination to take OneFamily to the next level of success.”

In accepting the role Steve said,

“I want to thank Christina for her energy, direction and tireless dedication to OneFamily. She is an inspirational person to follow and I am looking forward to continuing to work with the team to build on her legacy.”

“It is a privilege to be appointed as the Chair of OneFamily. The business will retain its focus on long term sustainability and creating and protecting value for our members, alongside keeping social responsibility, diversity and inclusion right at its heart.”

Notes to Editors

Steve Colsell

Steve Colsell joined the board of OneFamily in July 2016 and became Chair of the Risk Committee in 2018.

After qualifying as an actuary he spent an executive career at Zurich Financial Services, Kensington Mortgages and Lloyds Banking Group primarily in various CFO roles. He has been a non-executive director at Esure, St James’s Place and Starling Bank. He is currently a non-executive director at Pepper Money and Quilter Financial Planning.