Harrods Bank has appointed Mark Stephens as its new chief executive officer. Mark joins Harrods Bank following seven years at Aldermore Bank, most recently in the role of deputy chief executive and group commercial director. Mark will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the bank as it enters an exciting new phase in its development. During his tenure at Aldemore Bank, Mark led on business and portfolio acquisitions, including the takeover of Ruffler Bank, and floated the business on the Stock Exchange. He has had an extensive career in the banking and finance sector, having spent three years as CEO of Base Commercial Mortgages.
Confused.com, the first car insurance comparison site, has appointed automotive e-commerce specialist Chris Wood to drive forward its car buying and selling service as managing director. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience from across the automotive industry, most recently at BuyaCar.co.uk where he was commercial director for two years. Following the company’s acquisition by Dennis Publishing, he developed a model for consumers to buy used cars entirely online. He was also previously a managing director at Auto Trader UK until 2006 and project lead for the company’s new car offering. He has worked extensively across the e-commerce automotive market, including for several major publishing groups on classified and transactional offerings.
Kevin S. Ingram has been appointed senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. Kevin, who joined FM Global in 1990, succeeds Jeffrey A. Burchill, who is retiring at the end of this year after more than four decades of service with the company. Kevin is now responsible for all finance and risk management operations at FM Global. He has held various senior-level corporate finance roles in his many years with the company, most recently as senior vice president of corporate services. In that position, he oversaw the company’s business risk consulting, business risk management, analytics and business process improvement functions. Prior to joining FM Global, he worked for six years as an auditor with Ernst & Young.
Dean Lamble, previously managing director of SunLife has been named as chief executive officer of the over 50s insurance brand. The company, recently bought by The Phoenix Group, has ambitious plans to expand its offering with new products, new value-added benefits for the over 50s and a multi-million pound advertising campaign that introduces a ‘Welcome to life after 50’ positioning. Dean joined SunLife four years ago having previously led businesses for Aviva and prior to that in technology with Hewlett Packard and Compaq Computers.
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