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RNS Number : 5427R
Chesnara PLC
01 July 2020


("Chesnara" or "the Company")




1 July 2020


LEI Number: 213800VFRMBRTSZ3SJ06





Chesnara plc today announces that David Brand will step down from the Board with immediate effect as, after securing regulatory approval, he takes up the role as Chairman of the Company's UK business Countrywide Assured plc.


As a result of this change, the Company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Eamonn Flanagan as independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.  Eamonn will join the Chesnara plc Nomination & Governance Committee, Audit & Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee as well as becoming a NonExecutive Director on the Board and Audit & Risk Committee of Countrywide Assured plc.


Eamonn has extensive operational experience in financial services in roles with Royal Insurance and Charterhouse/ING Barings.  He also brings executive and markets experience from Shore Capital Markets where he was a Director and co-founder, as well as Non-executive experience from AJ Bell, Randall & Quilter and previously at JLT.  Eamonn is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.


Chairman Luke Savage commented:

'David, with his wealth of experience and knowledge of the Group, will be sorely missed at the Chesnara plc Board table, but I am very pleased that he will Chair our UK business whilst also continuing to Chair our Swedish business Movestic Livförsäkring AB.


'I am also delighted to announce the appointment, of Eamonn who will bring valuable experience, insight and skills which will be of significant benefit to the Group.'


There is no further information relating to Eamonn which would require disclosure under 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.



For further information, please contact:


Roddy Watt

Director, Capital Markets


Forward thinking communications


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Notes to Editors

Chesnara is a life and pensions company listed on the London Stock Exchange.  It administers over one million policies and operates as Countrywide Assured in the UK, as The Waard Group and Scildon in the Netherlands, and as Movestic in Sweden.


Following a three pillar strategy, Chesnara's primary responsibility is the efficient administration of its customers' life and savings policies, ensuring good customer outcomes and providing a secure and compliant environment to protect policyholder interests. It also adds value by writing profitable new business in Sweden and the Netherlands and by undertaking value-adding acquisitions of either companies or portfolios.


Consistent delivery of the Company strategy has enabled Chesnara to increase its dividend for 15 years in succession.


Further details are available on the Company's website (


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