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British Friendly appoints Gordon Hull as CEO

Interim Wesleyan MD takes the helm at specialist IP provider

British Friendly, the specialist income protection provider, has announced that Gordon Hull has been appointed as its new CEO.

He succeeds Iain Clark, who announced his decision to step down from the role last year.

Hull (pictured) joins from Wesleyan Assurance Society where he is interim managing director of Life, Pensions & Investments.

He has previously held leadership roles at Virgin Money, AXA Self Investor, Cofunds and Best Invest.

Lee Schopp, who has been British Friendly’s interim CEO, who will remain as chief financial officer.

Hull said: “I have been very impressed with British Friendly’s appetite for innovation and growth in recent years. They have a tremendous ethos focused on paying claims and returning value to policyholders. I am looking forward to working with the great team as we move to the next stage in our evolution.”

Chris Radford, chairman at British Friendly, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gordon whose extensive experience and leadership qualities will support our future strategy. The fact that we have been able to attract someone of Gordon’s pedigree is testament to how far we have come and the board and senior leadership team are looking forward to working with him.”