Hodge Bank has appointed two new board Directors. Graeme Hughes joins as Senior Independent Director of Julian Hodge Bank and Hodge Life Assurance Company. David Gulland joins the board of Hodge Life Assurance Company. Both will join the Board of Hodge.

Hughes spent the vast majority of his career with the Nationwide Building Society, most recently becoming Group Distribution Director in 2013.

Gulland was with Bacon & Woodrow and Deloitte as an associate partner and has more than 30 years’ experience as an insurance professional and currently holds varying governance and oversight responsibilities at the Royal London Group, PG Mutual and the Funeral Planning Authority.

Hodge’s Chairman, Adrian Piper said “I am delighted to welcome Graeme and David, they have each enjoyed long and varied careers in financial services and we are very pleased to be able to call on their perspectives and expertise as the business develops.”

Chairman Adrian Piper and Non-Executive Director Jonathan Hodge, have announced their retirement from the business.
Piper will be retiring in April 2020 after more than nine years on the board.

Steve Pateman, CEO at Hodge said “Adrian has played a critical role in creating a financial institution that is fit for the modern world. He has been balanced in his approach, seeking to take the values that our founder instilled in the business and making them relevant to the 21st Century. Adrian has made a tremendous impact on the business and its staff, and his presence will be sorely missed. We wish him all the very best in his retirement”. A search is in train for Adrian’s successor.”