British Friendly has appointed Gordon Hull as its chief executive, subject to regulatory approval, following Iain Clark’s decision to step down last year.
Hull (pictured) will join British Friendly on July 22 from Wesleyan Assurance Society, where he is interim managing director of life, pensions and investments. Interim chief executive Lee Schopp will remain as chief financial officer.
Hull said: “I have been very impressed with British Friendly’s appetite for innovation and growth in recent years. They have a tremendous ethos focused on paying claims and returning value to policyholders.
“I am looking forward to working with the great team as we move to the next stage in our evolution.”
Hull has previously held leadership roles at Virgin Money, AXA Self Investor, Scottish Widows and Bestinvest.
Chris Radford, chairman at British Friendly, added: “I am delighted to welcome Gordon whose extensive experience and leadership qualities will support our future strategy.
“The fact that we have been able to attract someone of Gordon’s pedigree is testament to how far we have come and the board and senior leadership team are looking forward to working with him.”