David TylerNon-executive Chairman
David has over 45 years’ experience in both executive and non-executive roles at a variety of businesses across the consumer, retail, business services and financial services sectors. He began his career at Unilever before progressing through a series of senior finance and general management roles at NatWest, Christie’s and GUS (the owner of Experian, Burberry and Home Retail Group prior to their demerger).
David is an experienced chairman having served in this role at major UK public companies including Sainsbury’s, Hammerson and Logica. He has also been chairman of a subsidiary of 3i and of Hampstead Theatre, and he has been a non-executive director at Burberry, Experian and Reckitt Benckiser. He is currently the Chairman of The White Company, and a non-executive director of Rubix.
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, David brings extensive financial knowledge to the Board.
Matthew CrummackChief Executive Officer
Matthew brings a wealth of experience leading listed companies with a particular emphasis on technology. Prior to joining Domestic & General, Matthew was Group Chief Executive Officer of GoCo Group, a data-enabled and tech-led business focused on innovation. Prior to this, Matthew was Deputy CEO of lastminute.com Group and has also worked in leadership roles at Expedia, Nestle, and Procter & Gamble.
Matthew is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of National Express PLC and is a Non-Executive Director & Adviser of Kidadl, and a Board Member of Aston University Advancement Board.
Joe FitzgeraldChief Financial Officer
Joe joined the Domestic & General graduate scheme in November 1998 and has worked in a variety of roles across the business. He was appointed Underwriting Director in 2007 and has led Group Strategy and our Commercial functions covering the Underwriting, Commercial, Analytics & Data Science teams. After a period of leading Finance on an interim basis, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2021. Joe is CIMA qualified and an associate of the Society of Actuaries.
Robin AshtonNon-Executive Director
Robin became a Director of the Group on 8 July 2019. Robin is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in retail financial services, both in the UK and internationally, with skills and experience across a broad range of areas, in particular, credit, treasury, audit and accounting.
Robin is the Senior Independent Director of Shawbrook Group plc and its subsidiary Shawbrook Bank Ltd and served as Chair of Leeds Building Society until April 2020.
Nina BhatiaNon-executive Director
Nina became a Director on 1 April 2019. She is currently Executive Director, Strategy & Commercial Development at the John Lewis Partnership. Between 2010 and 2018, Nina was part of the Centrica plc leadership team, during which time she led the creation of Hive, and also ran a home services business at British Gas. Prior to that, Nina spent 23 years at McKinsey & Co., where she was elected a Partner in 1999 and served clients in multiple sectors including energy, media, healthcare and government. Nina is a 2017 Digital Masters Award Winner for transformational leadership and in 2016 was ranked among Upworthy’s Top 100 ethnic minority executives. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School.
Robin (Pev) HooperNon-executive Director
Pev became a director of the Company on 12 August 2013 in preparation for the acquisition of Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited by funds managed by CVC Capital Partners. Pev is a Partner of CVC and joined them in 2004. Prior to joining CVC, Pev worked for Citigroup and Schroders in their M&A departments. He holds an MA Degree from Oxford University.
Peter RutlandNon-executive Director
Peter became a director of the Company on 12 August 2013 in preparation for the acquisition of Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited by funds managed by CVC Capital Partners. Peter is a partner of CVC and joined them in 2007. Prior to joining CVC, he worked for Advent International and Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division. Peter holds an MA Degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
David WellsNon-executive Director
David became a Director of the Group on 24 September 2015. David is an investment professional at CVC and joined them in 2009.
Prior to joining CVC, David worked for OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Barbara MerryNon-Executive Director of Domestic & General Insurance Plc
Barbara is a chartered accountant with a wealth of experience in the insurance industry and underwriting sector, serving for 12 years as CEO of Hardy Underwriting Group, and prior to that, as Managing Director of the Omega Group. She was also a general manager with the Corporation of Lloyds for some 14 years. Barbara is also a non-executive director with Pool Reinsurance Company Limited and Argus Group Holdings and is Chair of Ed Broking LLP and Globe Underwriting Limited. She has a number of charitable interests and is an active business angel investor.
Audit & Risk Committee
The members of the Group Audit Committee are Robin Ashton (Chair), Pev Hooper, Peter Rutland, David Tyler, and David Wells. The members of Domestic & General Insurance Plc Audit & Risk Committee are Barbara Merry (Chair) and David Tyler. The Committee has an established annual plan of work, and its responsibilities include: the review of the annual and quarterly financial statements (including the reasonableness of areas of judgement); review of the appropriateness of the Group's accounting principles and procedures; review of the effectiveness of the audit process and the relationship of the Company with its external auditors including the level and nature of non-audit services; review of the effectiveness of the internal audit function; and, review of the effectiveness of the Group's internal controls, risk management and compliance processes.
The members of the Remuneration Committee are Pev Hooper (Chair), Nina Bhatia, Ian Mason, Peter Rutland, David Tyler, and David Wells. The Committee has responsibility for determining the overall framework and policy for remuneration of the Chairman, the independent non-executive directors, the executive directors and senior executives of the Group. The remuneration policy for executive directors and senior management is to provide packages that are intended to attract, motivate and retain high calibre individuals, to develop the Group further and enhance its value.