NED and Interim candidates

We are regularly approached by people interested in working with AFM Members, very often as a NED or in an interim Director role.  Their CVs can be found by clicking on the links below.

Please note that inclusion of a candidate does not imply that AFM has undertaken any pre-vetting procedures, nor does it suggest that AFM endorses a candidate's suitability.

NED Candidates

Roger Alexander

A vastly experienced insurance/reinsurance professional with over 40 years service in some of the largest insurance groups in the world such as Royal & Sun Alliance and MetLife. During his career he developed many transferrable management skills in strategy, budgets/planning, legal/compliance/risk, operational oversight, financial analysis and accountability as well as product and people management. Roger has also forged strong communication and inter-personal skills, through extensive client and partnership management as well as involvement with trade associations, committees and working parties. Download Roger's full CV here

Ajmal Bhatty

Proven track record of building durable businesses in financial services (takaful mutual, life and general insurance).  Actuary and thought leader in mutual insurance in the Middle East with over 30 years of experience in several markets at C-level and senior management positions with Tokio Marine Group, HSBC Group and regional insurance companies in the Middle East and UK. 

Read Ajmal's full CV here.

Michael Butler

Following his retirement as a partner and senior member of the Insurance sector team at Moore Stephens, Michael is looking to utilise his 40 years experience as an  auditor, accounting and regulatory advisor to mutual insurers in a NED role. Michael has worked closely with non executive Boards of Directors and audit committees advising on regulatory issues covering solvency requirements and reporting, risk management and corporate governance.  Read Michael's full CV here

Mark Butterworth

Mark is a highly experienced specialist in Governance, Risk Management and Audit in both the Life and Non-Life insurance areas.  Having held director positions as Managing Director, COO and Director of Operations, Mark's skills include establishment of Solvency II compliant practices, analysis of business planning and strategy, as well as significant experience in regulatory affairs.  Mark is a past Non-Executive Chairman of The Institute of Risk Management. Download Mark's full CV here

Janet Cassettari

Financial services professional with expertise in reinsurance, product and business development as well as experience in general/corporate management at a senior management/board level. Download Jane's full CV here

Martin Collins 

After a successful career in the friendly society movement over more than 20 years, including six years as Chief Executive, Martin is looking to a NED role to extend his time in the mutual movement. A chartered accountant, Martin’s first role in financial services was in finance and he held the role of Finance Director for 14 years. Working for a smaller firm enabled Martin to build a knowledge of all areas of running a society, including risk, compliance, secretariat and corporate governance.  This varied experience provides a strong foundation for the role of non-executive-director. View Martin's full CV here

Ian Costain

Extensive experience of public policy, communications, corporate strategy, distribution, regulation, marketing, product development, and finance (qualified actuary).

Jane Dumeresque

Experienced professional with skills in finance, marketing, governance and risk.  Former CEO of 7thlargest Peer-to-Peer lender, growing loans made from £30m to £170m in 2 ½ years.  Strong focus on local community and individual responsibility with lenders and borrowers having a direct relationship with each other.  CFO of a number of FCA regulated, AIM listed businesses with experience of risk assessment and stress testing capital requirements. Qualified ACA with KPMG London and MBA from the London Business School. Former NED and Chair of audit committee of Japanese quoted, FCA regulated financial service business, and currently NED and Chair of the audit committee of FCA regulated UK Agricultural Finance and NED of Western Selections plc a quoted investment trust. Download Jane's full CV here

Rob Edwards

An experienced Board level Financial Services professional, having operated as both an Exective Director, and Non-Executive Director, Rob has worked exclusively in Financial Services for nearly 40 years. Rob currently holds one Non-Executive position (since July 2014) with Kingston Unity Friendly Society (KU), and now Chairs KU’s Investment Sub Committee, serves on the Audit Risk Sub Committee, and currently Chairs a Working Party to review systems strategy and potential migration to new Operating Platform.  He is now semi-retired and seeks a further NED position. Download CV here.