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22/01/2020

Andy Chapman to retire as Chief Executive of The Exeter

Andy Chapman to retire as Chief Executive of The Exeter
Andy Chapman to retire as Chief Executive of The Exeter

Health and protection insurer, The Exeter, has today announced that its Chief Executive Andy Chapman will retire after 40 years working within the insurance industry and will be stepping down at the end of 2020.

Andy became Chief Executive following the merger of Pioneer and Exeter Friendly societies in 2008. In his 12 years at the helm he has been pivotal in the development, growth and success of the business, as well as being instrumental in the creation of a strong and positive culture for The Exeter’s 165 staff based primarily at its headquarters in Exeter, Devon.


Under Andy’s leadership The Exeter has continued to grow in both the health insurance and income protection markets, as well as enter the life insurance market in 2018 with Real Life; life cover for those who have suffered from serious or multiple health conditions.


Andy Chapman, Chief Executive at The Exeter, said: “It has been an honour to lead The Exeter over the last 12 years. I am very proud of our people and their passion for creating a member-focused organisation. We have a strong senior leadership team and Board of Directors who are driving the business in the right direction, so I feel now is a good time to retire and I look forward to seeing The Exeter continue its success.”


Wallace Dobbin, Chairman at The Exeter, said: “Andy has made an outstanding contribution to the success of the Exeter. Through his determined, committed leadership we have gone from strength to strength and he leaves it with a clear plan for the future, a highly engaged and committed team and secure foundations for its continued development. He has made an indelible mark on this business and on behalf of the Board I want to thank him for everything he has done for this great organisation.”


The process to find Andy Chapman’s replacement is now underway.

 

Contact
Michelle Saunders, Corporate Communications Manager
D: 01392 261424
E: michelle.saunders@the-exeter.com

NOTES TO EDITORS
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