Annual General Meeting

AGM 2024

We held this year's AGM on Tuesday 4 June 2024.

How did we do in 2023

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

You can find previous Annual Reports here.

Voting and the meeting

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Use your vote

Our Members were voting for or against each decision that we'll be discussing at our AGM, or you can withhold your vote. You're voting to decide if:

  1. the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting on the 6 June 2023 can be accepted as correct
  2. the Society’s 2023 Annual Accounts, including the report of the Society’s Board, can be received and accepted
  3. the 2023 Directors’ Remuneration Report1 can be approved
  4. BDO LLP of 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU can be appointed as the Society’s Independent Auditor

Deciding who should serve as a Director

All of your Directors serve for a fixed term. Three of them are coming to the end of their term and we'd like you to consider re-electing them. You're voting to decide if:

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

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

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

    1 This is an advisory vote, to allow the Board to understand your views.

      Meet the Directors standing for election

      Anna East

      Independent Non-Executive Director

      Anna joined the Board in November 2015. Anna is a solicitor and has practiced at Eversheds and a financial services company. Anna was the chair of the Dudley Building Society, and Vice Chair at Midland Heart Housing Association, as well as chairing its audit committee. She was a non-executive director at Entrust which is a national regulator. Anna has held a number of NHS Board roles and was a governor of King Edwards School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

      Adrian Humphreys

      Independent Non-Executive Director

      Adrian joined the Board in November 2015. Adrian’s previous roles include chair of the protection business within JLT Benefits Consulting practice. He’s a specialist in corporate healthcare and risk provision. Adrian was 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. Before this, he worked for the management consultant Arthur D. Little Inc.

      Derek Wright
      Chief Executive Officer,
      Independent Non-Executive Director

      Derek joined the Board in February 2017. Derek’s 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 this, he joined Deloitte LLP where he set up its UK actuarial practice and became 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. Having attained the age of 70 the Board carefully considered their approval of Derek’s eligibility to stand for re-election. Derek has a wealth of knowledge and expertise which he brings to the Board and is playing a vital role at the Society during the transitional period whilst the Society is recruiting a new Chief Executive.

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