Jun 1, 2022

Holloway Friendly announces two new senior appointments

Holloway Friendly is excited to announce two significant changes to its senior team as it continues to build for the future.

Mark Allen has joined the Society as Chief Financial Officer / Chief Risk Officer (CFO/CRO) designate, as of Monday 23 May. Mark is a qualified actuary and has held senior finance and risk roles with Skandia Group (now Quilter), Phoenix, HSBC Life, BlackRock, and most recently at B&CE.

Mark has been appointed to replace Paul Harwood (CFO and CRO), who leaves the Society in June for a new opportunity after five successful years establishing and leading the Finance, Actuarial, Risk and Compliance functions at the Society.

Secondly, the Society has created a new role of Chief Operating Officer and has confirmed that the current Director of Operations, Suzy Esson, will take on the role, which will focus on the successful delivery of the Society’s operating and strategic plans.   The new role will see Suzy lead the IT and Change functions in addition to her existing responsibilities of leading the Operations and HR functions.

Commenting on the changes to his executive team, Stuart Tragheim, Holloway CEO said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank Paul, for everything he’s done for the Society over the last five years.  Paul has been instrumental in helping modernise the society and is handing over a very different society to the one he joined.  I’m very much looking forward to working with Mark and Suzy in their new roles, as we continue to focus on delivering excellent value and service to our members and advisers.”

"Holloway’s strategy has never been more compelling,” said new COO Suzy, "I’m incredibly excited to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation together with operational excellence and a continued focus on our members.”

Mark, CFO/CRO added: “I’m delighted to be joining Holloway. It has exciting plans for the future and I’m very much looking forward to helping the Society achieve its objectives to grow membership and expand their product offering.”

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