"As interim chair, my first task in refreshing the board was to bring in new directors who will continue to develop LV= as a growing mutual insurer."
They will replace David Barral, Alison Hutchinson and Luke Savage who confirmed their intention to step down earlier this year.
Natalie Ceeney CBE is an experienced chief executive and non-executive director with strong financial services and regulatory experience. She was CEO of the Financial Ombudsman Service between 2010 and 2013 and has held non-executive roles on the boards of FCE Bank, Anglian Water Group, Innovate Finance and Countrywide.
Suzy Neubert is currently senior independent director of Witan Investment Trust, a non-executive director of Jupiter Fund Management and of ISIO the pensions and actuarial firm. Her executive roles have included managing director of equities at Merrill Lynch followed by 14 years as global head of sales and marketing at J O Hambro Capital Management.
LV= also confirms that Alan Cook has today stepped down as chair with Seamus Creedon becoming interim chair with immediate effect.
Seamus Creedon said: “I would like to place on record my gratitude to my outgoing colleagues for the service they have given LV= during their time on the board. Our members benefit from a thriving and successful LV=. As interim chair, my first task in refreshing the board was to bring in new directors who will continue to develop LV= as a growing mutual insurer. In Natalie and Suzy we have two highly experienced, independent directors who will bring a wealth of expertise to the board.
“The process to recruit a permanent chair is also underway and we are seeking an established chair with extensive commercial and technical knowledge of life insurance or wider financial services and experience of diverse business models.”
Natalie Ceeney added: “LV= is an historic brand with an impressive history and strong heritage. I look forward to working with Board colleagues to grow and develop LV= as a sustainable mutual insurer, putting customers at the heart of LV=s future.”
Suzy Neubert commented: “This is an exciting time for LV= and an opportunity to put the company on a stronger footing for the benefit of our members, employees and our wider communities. It’s a story of which I will be proud to play a part.”