Annual General Meeting

AGM 2022

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held on 7 June at 1pm. You can attend in person or virtually. You can find the link below.

The AGM is your opportunity to help us provide the best service for our Members. Your vote tells us if the Society is moving in the right direction.

How did we do in 2021?

Each year we produce a report which shows how the Society has performed.  You can download and read our report here. Or if you would like a free printed copy you can email us at

You can find previous Annual Reports here.

Voting and the meeting

How to vote online


You’ll need your Voter Reference ID Number and password you can find on your voting card.

How to vote by post

Complete the Voting Form and return it using the pre-paid envelope provided. Please ensure this arrives by 5.00pm on 5 June 2022.

Join us at the AGM

You can attend online or in person. The AGM starts at 1.00pm Tuesday 7 June 2022 at:

Holloway House, 71 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PW

or join us online at www.

Decisions you vote on at our 2022 AGM

It’s our 141st AGM and we need you to vote. Our AGM is at 1pm on Tuesday 7 June 2022. You can attend in person at Holloway House, 71 Eastgate Street, Gloucester or virtually at:

1. The minutes of the last Annual General Meeting on the 8 June 2021 can be accepted as correct

2. The Society’s 2021 Annual Accounts, including the report of the Society’s Board, can be received and accepted

3. The 2021 Directors’ Remuneration Report can be approved (note 1)

4. BDO LLP of 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU can be appointed as the Society’s Independent Auditor

5. The change to section 16.1 of the Society’s rules should be approved in accordance with section 27.5 of the Society’s rule (note 2)

6. Mrs A. East can be re-elected as an independent Non-Executive Director for a further term of 1 year

7. Dr A. Humphreys can be re-elected as an independent Non Executive Director for a further term of 1 year

8. Mr D. Wright can be re-elected as an independent Non-Executive Director for to 4 a further term of 1 year

9. Mrs L. Harrison can be elected as an independent Non-Executive Director for a term of 3 years

10. Mr A. Horsley can be elected as an independent Non-Executive Director for a term of 3 years

All of your Directors’ biographies are in the Society’s financial statements. You can ask for a copy by emailing us at or find them at

  1. This is an advisory vote, to allow the Board to understand your views.
  2. See section “We’ve amended the rules” which explains the change of rules.

Meet the Directors standing for election

Anna East

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anna joined the Board in November 2015. Anna is a solicitor having practiced at Eversheds and a financial services plc. Anna was the chair of the Dudley Building Society and Vice Chair at Midland Heart Housing Association as well as chair of its audit committee. Anna has held a number of NHS Board roles and is a governor of King Edwards School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Adrian Humphreys

Independent Non-Executive Director

Adrian joined the Board in November 2015. His previous roles include chair of the protection business within JLT Benefits Consulting practice. He is a specialist in corporate healthcare and risk provision. Adrian is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Benenden Healthcare. Adrian previously spent 15 years of his career working for Western Provident Association (‘WPA’), a not-for-profit health insurer. For 10 years, he was the Managing Director of WPA’s Corporate Division. Prior to this he worked for the management consultant Arthur D. Little Inc.

Derek Wright
Chair of the Board
Independent Non-Executive Director

Derek joined the Board in 2017.He is an actuary and has worked in the life insurance industry as a practitioner and as a consultant. Derek was the chief actuary of Laurentian Life in Gloucester until its sale in 1995 after which he joined Deloitte LLP where he set up its UK actuarial practice. He was appointed a partner of Deloitte in 1999. From 2011, until his retirement in 2015, Derek led the Canadian actuarial practice of Deloitte. Much of Derek’s time at Deloitte was spent on audit and risk consulting activities to the insurance industry.

Lynzi Harrison

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lynzi joined the Board in February 2022. Lynzi is a qualified management accountant and has recently started her role as COO of Novia having previously held senior roles at LV=, Quilter plc and its predecessor firms, Old Mutual Wealth and Skandia. She brings a wealth of experience including risk, governance, finance and change all acquired in the financial services industry.

Andrew Horsley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew joined the Board in February 2022. Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Andrew recently retired from Cirencester Friendly where he was Company Secretary and Head of Compliance, having previously held senior roles at Engage Mutual. Andrew was previously a Non-Executive Director at The Chorley & District Building Society where he had been Vice-Chair of the Society and Chair of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.

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