Annual General Meeting

AGM 2021

Our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held online on Tueday 8 June at 1pm.

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 2020?

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

Voting is now closed until next year.

How to vote by post

Voting is now closed until next year.

Join us at the AGM

We hope that the 2022 AGM can be held in person and that you'll join us.

Decisions you voted on at our 2021 AGM

1. To agree that the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting on the 9 June 2020 are correct - FOR

2. To receive and approve the Society’s 2020 financial statements, including the report of the Society’s Board - FOR

3. To approve the 2020 Directors’ Remuneration Report. (This is an advisory vote, to allow the Board to understand your views.) - FOR

4. To agree that BDO - 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU should be the Independent Auditor - FOR

All of your Directors serve for a fixed term. Four of them are coming to the end of their current term and we ask you to consider re-electing them. The decisions are:

5. To re-elect Mr J. Holland, as an independent Non-Executive Director, for a further term of 1 year - For

6. To re-elect Mrs A. East, as an independent Non-Executive Director, for a further term of 1 year - For

7. To re-elect Dr A. Humphreys, as an independent Non-Executive Director, for a further term of 1 year - For

8.  To re-elect Mr P. Harwood, as an Executive Director, for a further term of 3 years - For

Meet the Directors who were re-elected

John Holland

John joined the Board in 2011 and was appointed Senior Independent Director in 2015.

He is a senior programme director with 35 years’ experience in insurance and banking. Much of John’s career has been in IT and leading transformational change programmes. During his time with Zurich, John was the IT Director for their UK Banking Division. Since then, he has served as the Interim Director of IT for The Pensions Regulator.

Anna East

Anna joined the Board in November 2015. Anna is a solicitor having practiced at Eversheds and a financial services plc. Until very recently, Anna was the Chair of the Dudley Building Society, and Vice Chair, and Chair of the Audit Committee, at Midland Heart Housing Association. She is a Non-Executive director at Entrust which is a national regulator. Anna has held a number
of NHS Board roles and is a governor of King Edwards School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Adrian Humphreys

Adrian joined the Board in November 2015. He is a specialist in Corporate Healthcare and Risk provision. He 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. He was the Chairman of JLT Benefits Consulting practice. Adrian has an MBA from Cranfield and a PhD in the field of Physics and Mathematics.

Paul Harwood

Paul joined the Board in November 2017, having been appointed as Finance & Risk Director Designate in April. Paul has worked in the international financial services sector for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including as Chief Actuary for an LSE-listed international financial services group and as a risk management specialist for the Irish Insurance Regulator following the implementation of Solvency II. Paul is an actuary and Chartered Director. He is chair of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and a governor of King William’s College based on the Isle of Man.

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