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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.

Steven Spilsbury

Non-Exective Director of Healthy Investment; previously Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Vernon Building Society and interim Chief Executive at two Benfield Group subsidiaries, who led, directed, and managed the strategy and supported the implementation of two start-up retail financial services businesses for the group, one of the world's largest corporate re-insurance brokers.

Download full CV here.

David Thompson

David Thompson is a successful Managing Director in financial services with over 30 years experience. Has held a number of Senior executive roles with Zurich, Winterthur and AXA. Has extensive board Director experience. Particular expertise with leading significant commercial change/ transformation programmes, particularly in investment and technology sectors. Has operated in AXA with CF1 & CF29 responsibilities. Adept in leading and transforming commercial operations for optimal performance. Seeking interim or NED roles where extensive experience can add value to businesses.

Download David's full CV here.

Andrew Townsley

An experienced Director with a strong commitment to mutual organisations, and a proven track record of growing financial services business. I also have a good understanding of corporate governance, strategy, credit and risk management and following retirement in 2016, want to utilise the skills and knowledge acquired to help other organisations in a Non-Executive Director capacity. In addition to my Kingston Unity main Board role I was a member of the Society’s Risk, Nominations and Investment sub committees and also attended Audit and Remuneration sub committee meetings. Download Andrew's full CV here. 

David Williams

My company has been one of the main providers of compliance services to friendly societies for the last 17 years. I was deeply involved in the FSA consultation process which led to the formation of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants. I now wish to move back from day to day compliance consultancy to use the experience I have gained at board level.

Neil Young

An accomplished senior business development leader and manager, with a proven record of achievement across Financial Services relating to customer service, business development and employer engagement, delivering a superior level of service that meets expectations and measurably boosts growth and profitability. Download Neil's full CV here

Interim Candidates

Martin Collins 

After a successful career in the friendly society movement over more than 20 years, including six years as Chief Executive, Martin is interested in either a NED role or an interim director 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.  View Martin's full CV here.

David Thompson

David Thompson is a successful Managing Director in financial services with over 30 years experience. Has held a number of Senior executive roles with Zurich, Winterthur and AXA. Has extensive board Director experience. Particular expertise with leading significant commercial change/ transformation programmes, particularly in investment and technology sectors. Has operated in AXA with CF1 & CF29 responsibilities. Adept in leading and transforming commercial operations for optimal performance. Seeking interim or NED roles where extensive experience can add value to businesses.

Download David's full CV here