Meet the Management Team
Dr. Craig Errington
Group Chief Executive
In 1991 Craig joined Wesleyan as a financial consultant. After a meteoric rise through the sales team, he was appointed to the board as Group Sales Director in 2002 and became Chief Executive just three years later. He has since led the company through one of the most successful periods in its history and was named Overall UK Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2011.
My priority when I became Chief Executive was to set a clear vision for Wesleyan and a plan for how we’d achieve it.
Chief Customer Officer
Ten years as an officer in the British Army was great training for when Vicki moved into the competitive world of financial services with Aviva in 2005. Just over a decade later, she joined Wesleyan to run Strategy, Marketing, Communications, Business Planning, HR and the Company Secretariat. In her role of Chief Customer Officer Vicki now leads the company’s customer facing business units, sales force and marketing expertise.
I am passionate about putting Customers at the heart of everything we do, ensuring we are their specialist and trusted financial partner.
Chief Risk Officer
Roger is an active supporter of the volunteer sector and believes his activity there has taught him more about people than any management course. These lessons in human behaviour have been useful in his role as Wesleyan’s Chief Risk Officer. Prior to 2013, Roger managed Risk for LV=, Aviva and HBOS, while playing an active role in shaping the sector as it increased in importance for financial services. In total, he has worked in Insurance and Reinsurance for more than 40 years.
My team provides foresight, insight and oversight about risk in an increasingly complex and connected industry.
Chief Financial Officer
When Ahmed was named West Midlands Young Director of the Year in 2017, the Institute of Directors judges praised him as “a great role model for future business leaders”. He was promoted to Wesleyan Chief Financial Officer in 2015 after excelling at leadership roles in Finance and General Insurance and this rise through the ranks at Wesleyan impressed the judges. Ahmed’s previous experience includes senior roles at The Phoenix Group and Celestica. He was also Chairman of Business Professional Services Birmingham.
We value and nurture talent at Wesleyan. Every day I see great people, working hard to show that ‘We care’.
Director of HR & Corporate Services
Caroline worked her way through a variety of managerial and HR roles before being appointed Head of Customer and Employee Experience at Vodafone. Her path to becoming Wesleyan’s Director of HR and Corporate Services helps her to empathise with employees at every level of the business. Caroline has also led HR operations at Santander and GEOAmey.
I take a positive, pragmatic and partnership-based approach to challenging the status quo.
Chief Investment Officer
Along with managing Wesleyan’s £7 billion investment fund and contributing investment news and analysis to the company’s podcast and YouTube channel, Robert is also District Councillor for Bishopton. He joined Wesleyan in 2017 to oversee the in-house investments team having previously managed two multi-award winning global funds as a partner of Quotidian Investments. Robert has also held global roles at HSBC and Morgan Stanley.
The investments team is one of Wesleyan’s jewels. It’s my job to look after it properly.
Chief Operating Officer
Mario joined Wesleyan in December 2018. He joins us from Lloyds Banking Group where his most recent role was COO for their Insurance & Wealth Division. Previous roles in the Group have included Managing Director of the Financial Planning and Retirement business line at Scottish Widows, Chief Operating Officer for the Commercial Banking Division, Operations Director of Asset Finance and Head of Brand for the Group. Before working at Lloyds, Mario gained extensive experience in different industries, markets and sectors including marketing, sales and strategy.