Stuart Purdy joined the Council as a non-executive director in December 2020, and submits himself for formal election by the membership at the Annual General Meeting in June 2021.
Stuart is an experienced financial services executive and non-executive director, with a strong commitment to mutual organisations.
In his executive career, Stuart was Product and Investment Director of Aviva Europe, was CEO of Ireland’s largest insurance group, and he led the launch of Aviva’s business in India. His last executive role was as CEO of RSA’s Asia and Middle East Region.
He is chairman of British Friendly and Beverley Building Society, a member of the Scottish Life Supervisory Committee, and he sits on the European Board of Assurant and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee.
Stuart is also Vice-Chair of Police Care UK and Trustee and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Age UK.