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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.

Gary Morley

Gary holds the role of Compliance & Risk Officer / Company Secretary at the Oddfellows, his career within the financial services sector has spanned over 30 years, were he has held various employed roles, ran his own independent regulatory consultancy and held a Non-Executive Director role. He currently holds a role on Hull University’s Audit Committee and is a member of the AFM Governance & Regulation Committee and GDPR Working Group. Download the full CV here.

Deborah Rees

Senior investment banker with much experience building businesses from scratch and leading organisations through major transformation. Established and managed the Emerging European equity team for Barclays.Team ranked 7 after just 4 years, with a client base of over 300 institutions built from zero. As executive director at Exotix Capital drove the transformation in working practices, marketing, regulatory reporting, client contracts and IT necessitated by MiFID2. Member of the Board and Investment Committee of The Methodist Insurance Company. Longstanding involvement with the Leprosy Mission International, Board, Investment Committee, Governance Committee and now a Pension Fund trustee. While on the Board and Governance Committee helped to turn the company from a 19th century to 21st century member-driven organisation. Also, Chair the Rochester Poverty and Hope Appeal. Strong interest in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing.

Download Debbie's CV here

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. 

Richard Warrington

I am a very experienced risk and compliance professional, who has been operating in the retail financial services industry for almost 40 years, with particular expertise built up in relation to Conduct Risk, ensuring fair customer outcomes, and delivering risk and compliance solutions that enable the achievement of business goals, whilst meeting regulatory standards. I have spent over 25 years running compliance and risk teams focusing on finding practical and pragmatic ways to solve risk and compliance challenges, whilst still delivering value to the business. I have worked in smaller businesses which have been disruptors as well as more established firms, so have seen how both operate. I have been very focused on ensuring firms meet the expected treating customers fairly outcomes, fully aware of the need to be on top of their conduct risks and issues, thereby successfully achieving excellent customer service, strong investment returns and sustainable business results. Read Richard'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