Wesleyan, a specialist financial services provider for doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers, has appointed David Stewart as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Stewart joined Wesleyan earlier this year from Lloyds Banking Group where he worked for 10 years, most recently as COO for the Group Services Division.
Stewart will now play an integral role in delivering Wesleyan’s growth plans with responsibility for transformation, technology, data, customer operations, operational excellence and cyber security for the Group.
This will be a Group Executive role reporting into Wesleyan’s recently appointed Chief Executive Officer, Mario Mazzocchi.
Mazzocchi says: “David joined Wesleyan earlier this year as Technology and Transformation Director and has already demonstrated his breadth of experience. I am pleased to welcome him to the Group Executive Committee and have every confidence that he will play an invaluable role in ensuring we deliver an exceptional financial service for our professional customers and provide greater returns for our members.”
Stewart adds: “Wesleyan has a rich heritage as a financial services mutual and I’m excited to be involved in shaping the future of the business as we enter into a new strategic planning phase. We have an enormous amount of potential and my focus will be on ensuring we build upon our strong foundations to deliver even better outcomes for our members and customers.”
Prior to Lloyds, Stewart worked at Asda, Phones4U and Mars in a variety of commercial and general management roles.