Ecclesiastical Insurance Office has appointed two new non-executive directors. François-Xavier Boisseau and Angus Winther will join the specialist financial service group’s board with effect from 19 March 2019.
François has more than 30 years’ experience working in the insurance industry and was CEO Insurance of Ageas UK until December 2018. Prior to that François was CEO of Groupama and non-executive chairman of Lark, Bollington and Carole Nash. He also spent around 15 years at AXA in a variety of senior roles including Underwriting and Claims Director.
François is also a non-executive director at Lloyd’s managing agency Argo, which he joined in January 2018.
Commenting on joining Ecclesiastical, François said: “Ecclesiastical has an excellent reputation for trust, service and claims handling and is focussed on doing the right thing for its customers, broker partners and the wider communities in which it operates. I am proud to be joining a company that delivers all of this against a commitment to contribute to the greater good of society.
“It is an exciting time to join and I am really looking forward to working with everyone here at Ecclesiastical.”
Angus co-founded Lexicon Partners, a London based investment banking advisory firm where he specialised in advising clients in the insurance and financial services sectors. He was closely involved in its leadership until Evercore acquired it in 2011 and served as a senior advisor at Evercore until October 2016. He is currently a non-executive director of Lloyd’s managing agent, Hiscox Syndicates.
Angus is also a church warden, Deputy Chair of the Church Revitalisation Trust, and a trustee of St Paul’s Theological Centre.
Angus said: “I am delighted to be joining Ecclesiastical, a financial services group that is trusted to protect so much of this country’s heritage across the UK. The Group has a big ambition to give £100m to good causes and I look forward to helping the board deliver on this commitment.”
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive Officer, added: “I am very pleased to welcome François and Angus to the Ecclesiastical board. The experience and knowledge that Angus and Francois bring to the board will help us build on the commercial success we have enjoyed so that we can continue to do good work, both protecting more of our Country’s heritage and improve people’s lives.”