Edition:
United Kingdom

Hastings Group Holdings PLC (HSTG.L)

HSTG.L on London Stock Exchange

204.40GBp
13 Sep 2019
Change (% chg)

0.60 (+0.29%)
Prev Close
203.80
Open
207.40
Day's High
207.40
Day's Low
203.60
Volume
1,043,866
Avg. Vol
725,879
52-wk High
272.80
52-wk Low
169.50

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Hoffman

58 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Tobias van der Meer

2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Worth

2019 Group Chief Financial Officer, Director

Anthony Leppard

58 2015 Company Secretary

Hermanus Bosman

49 2018 Non-Executive Director

Sumit Rajpal

41 2015 Non-Executive Director

Alison Burns

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Chambers

55 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Thomas Colraine

58 2015 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Pierre Paul Joseph Lefevre

63 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Teresa Robson-Capps

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Selina Sagayam

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Armstrong

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Hoffman

Mr. Gary Andrew Hoffman re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, He was appointed Chair in May 2018 having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Group since November 2012. He has extensive experience in the banking and insurance industries. Prior to joining the Group, Gary was Chief Executive Officer of NBNK Investments, an investment vehicle formed in August 2010 to establish personal and business retail banking in the UK. Prior to that, he led the UK government’s turnaround of Northern Rock as its Chief Executive Officer. His previous roles also include Vice-Chair of Barclays PLC, having previously been Chair of UK Banking and Barclaycard at Barclays PLC following five years as Chief Executive Officer of Barclaycard, and Non-Executive Chair of VISA Europe and Non-Executive Director of VISA Inc. He is Non-Executive Chair of the Coventry Building Society and Monzo Bank, and Chair of the UK sports charity, the Football Foundation.

Tobias van der Meer

Mr. Tobias van der Meer is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has been Chief Executive Officer since 1 March 2018. He joined Hastings in 2011 as Managing Director Retail, where he held responsibility for the profit and loss of the UK retail business, which covered around two thirds of the Group profits. Toby has considerable digital and customer service experience and held responsibility for product, retail pricing, brand, digital and marketing, and customer operations at the Group’s UK sites. Before joining Hastings, Toby was a Managing Director at moneysupermarket.com plc, one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites, where he was responsible for the money and broker led business and operations. Before that he spent nearly a decade in senior financial services roles including leading Citigroup UK’s retail bank and as a member of the executive team of online bank Egg.

John Worth

Mr. John Worth is appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company., effective 10 May 2019. John is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financial services gained through senior roles in Finance, IT, Operations and Risk. John has worked for a number of large financial services organisations, in banking and insurance, and in professional services firms. John is also a Non-Executive Director for the NSPCC. Within the past five years, John has served with Co-operative Bank plc and Hiscox plc.

Anthony Leppard

Mr. Anthony Leppard is Company Secretary of the Company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, having qualified in 1985. Since that time he has held numerous board and senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of GE Capital IT Solutions UK, a subsidiary of GE Capital. Tony joined the Group in April 2009, and leads the Group’s legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions. Tony was a Director of Hastings Group Holdings Limited from its incorporation on 11 June 2015 until 15 June 2015.

Hermanus Bosman

Mr. Hermanus Lambertus Bosman is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Herman is the Chief Executive Officer of RMI and its sister company RMB Holdings, having joined the companies in April 2014. Prior to his current role he was Head of Corporate Finance at RMB from 2000 until 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank South Africa from 2006 to 2013. Herman is a Non-Executive Director of Discovery Limited, FirstRand Limited and OUTsurance Holdings Limited. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Johannesburg, is Chair of Endeavor South Africa and Business and Arts South Africa and served eight years as a Trustee of the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation. He holds a BCom (Law) LLM and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Sumit Rajpal

Mr. Sumit Rajpal is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Group by reason of the investment made by Goldman Sachs in the Group in 2014. Sumit Co-Heads the Corporate Private Equity business globally and runs the Americas Corporate Private Equity business in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He also serves on the boards of K&N Engineering, Ipreo, ProSight Specialty Insurance and Safeguard Products.

Alison Burns

Ms. Alison Burns is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She has held executive and non-executive roles within Aviva plc, including the position of Chief Executive Officer of Aviva Ireland. Alison has extensive financial services experience, gained in senior roles with Santander, Bupa, Lloyds Bank and AXA. She brings strong leadership and executive management experience with extensive experience developing strong customer relationships in regulated businesses. She also serves, since March 2018, as a Non-Executive Director of Equiniti Group plc.

Elizabeth Chambers

Ms. Elizabeth Grace Chambers is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Libby serves on the boards of Provident Financial Group and Smith & Williamson, and advises fintech and software companies on their growth plans. Her executive career includes C-level strategy, marketing and product roles at Western Union, Barclays, Barclaycard, and Bank of America. She also led Barclaycard’s co-branded cards and insurance business in the UK. Libby is known for leading digital transformations and rejuvenating brands, and has a long track record of building strong customer relationships in regulated businesses. Previous directorships have included Dollar Financial Group, hibu plc, Home and Savings Bank, and the boards of Barclays’ joint ventures with Argos, Thomas Cook, and Littlewoods. Earlier in her career, she was a partner in the Financial Services practice at McKinsey, and started her career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley.

Thomas Colraine

Mr. Thomas Colraine is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He brings a wealth of experience from the insurance and financial services sector. He was previously Group Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Willis Group Holdings, and Chief Financial Officer at AIG Europe Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant, on the Board of Marsh Limited, and is also Chair of Cambridge Topco Limited, the holding company for the Compre Group.

Pierre Paul Joseph Lefevre

Mr. Pierre Paul Joseph Leon Marie Ghislain Lefevre is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Group’s subsidiary Advantage Insurance Company Limited, where he is also Chair of the Risk and Reserving Committees and a member of the Audit Committee. He has extensive international experience in the insurance industry and has previously held Chairman and Chief Executive roles at Groupama and Axa and is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Vivat NV (Netherlands) and a Director of ABBH (Belgium).

Teresa Robson-Capps

Ms. Teresa Robson-Capps is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She brings significant experience with international blue chip companies including HSBC, Accenture, BT Mobile, various high street and internet retailers and across the insurance industry. Her functional experience spans customer, information technology, and financial management. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of CYBG plc/ Virgin money plc and FIL Holdings (UK) Limited.

Selina Sagayam

Ms. Selina S. Sagayam is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Selina is the Head of UK Transactional Practice Development of international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is an English qualified corporate finance lawyer who joined the firm’s London office as a partner in 2007 and chairs its Talent and Community Affairs Committees. Her appointment to the Company’s Board is in a personal capacity and unconnected to her position with Gibson Dunn. Selina serves as a Non- Executive Director on the Board of the Company’s FCA regulated subsidiary entity, Hastings Insurance Services Limited. Selina also sits on the Advisory Board of Diversity UK, chairs the cross industry group NetworkForKnowledge, serves as a board member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW and is a member of the board of trustees of Refuge.

John Armstrong