Lord Leitch, who is currently Chairman of Bupa, Founder and Chairman of Intrinsic Financial Services and Trustee of the Lloyds Banking Group Charitable Foundation, is to join FNZ as Group Chairman.
Lord Leitch has extensive experience at both chairman and CEO levels at a number of companies including Scottish Widows, Threadneedle Asset Management, Eagle Star, Dunbar Bank, Gresham Venture Capital and British American Financial Services. In addition, he has served on a number of plc boards, including Lloyds Banking Group (as Deputy Chairman), UBM and Allied Zurich. At Zurich, his responsibilities spanned 30 countries, covering almost every area within Financial Services. He was also Chairman of the Association of British Insurers.
I am delighted with the opportunity to join FNZ and help shape the business as it continues to expand.
Adrian Durham, FNZ Group CEO, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Lord Leitch to the FNZ Group Board as Chairman. Lord Leitch is a hugely respected business leader with over 40 years’ involvement in global business. He has unparalleled experience in the financial services industry, particularly the sector in which FNZ operates and we are delighted he has accepted our invitation to join FNZ’s Group Board.”
Lord Leitch says: “FNZ has firmly established itself as the scale, industrial strength utility in the platform technology and asset servicing sector in the UK, Australia and NZ. It has played a key role in facilitating and shaping the rapid and successful development of scale in platform-enabled financial services delivery. I am delighted with the opportunity to join FNZ and help shape the business as it continues to expand. I very much look forward to working closely with the Group Board and senior leadership team to help direct the business in its next phase of development and growth.”