Steve has spent nearly 30 years in a variety of senior roles with leading companies in the Financial Services arena. Since 2007 he has been active as a Non-Executive Director. He is currently Chair of the Costs Lawyers Standards Board, and is a member of the Regulatory Panel of the Association of Residential Managing Agents. He also has a role as an Independent Director with Administration of Gambling on Tracks Ltd and runs a small stud breeding racehorses for National Hunt racing.
Graeme is a qualified actuary and has spent his working life in the life assurance industry. He has held various senior roles in that industry including most recently Chief Executive of a mutual insurer and UK Group Finance Director of another insurer. He also holds non executive roles with an AIM listed stockbroker where he Chairs the Audit Committee. He was appointed to the FPA Board in December 2014.
Alison has been Commercial Director at Co-operative Funeralcare since 2011, prior to that she held the posts of Head of Strategy and Development and Head of Finance for the Funerals business. Alison is a qualified chartered accountant with an MBA from Manchester Business School and has been with the Co-operative Group since 2001 and Co-operative Funeralcare since 2005. Alison’s role now includes responsibility for its funeral pre-planning subsidiary.
Having trebled the size of the business since his arrival at Golden Leaves in 2009, Barry was appointed to the post of Managing Director in late 2014, making him the first non Rowland family member to hold this position in the company’s history. He also sits on the executive committee of the National Association of Pre Paid Funeral Plans. Barry arrived in the pre planning industry after spending 22 years in various global marketing and advertising agencies at director level.
Mike joined Dignity’s former parent, SCI, in 1995 from KPMG Corporate Finance in London. As Finance Director he was part of the management team that guided the Group through the leveraged buy-out in 2002 and IPO in 2004. He was appointed Chief Executive in 2009.
Ronnie Wayte has been Director of Golden Charter since 2007 during which period it has enjoyed its greatest growth. This is his second role as Managing Director of an organisation. Prior to that he occupied senior roles in Scottish Power,Saatchis, John Menzies and Shell.
Chair of Compliance Committee
Deborah has been a barrister both in private practice and as in house counsel for over 25 years, She has built a broad international and domestic commercial practice including advising on non contentious matters, litigation and mediation. In her most recent roles she has been working with a number of financial services organisations in the fields of regulation, compliance and corporate governance.
Compliance Committee Member
Pam holds a B.A. (Econ) from Manchester University and became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. She has more than 25 years experience of risk management in the banking industry, and has developed risk identification, monitoring and control processes for Citibank and NatWest Bank to meet UK and European regulatory requirements.
Compliance Committee Member
With over 30 years in the life insurance and pensions industry, during which he qualified as a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Institute of Management Services, he joined the Financial Services Authority for six years. After a variety of management, project and technical roles and a secondment to the Association of British Insurers, he concentrated on the reputational issues affecting the industry with particular interest in the fair treatment of consumers and their understanding of insurance and investment products. He specialised on the improvements required to consumer information and product disclosure and has produced clear language and layout guidance for the industry and for European regulators.