For over 100 years, CSA Group has helped make the world safer and more sustainable through testing, inspection, certification, and the development of standards Participants will engage in reflective learning, examining core leadership themes including: power and influence, motivation, authenticity and adaptability, change, complexity, and diversity. Committee Membership Investment Committee, Dr. Richard Ward Jane has extensive experience of risk management, corporate governance and internal control. CR Committee Danuta is Non-Executive Chair of St. Modwen Properties plc. So when Covid-19 hit we quickly implemented measures to do the right thing for our people, our customers and our society. It all starts with a competitive £2,500 joining bonus and a £28,150 salary, which will grow as you do – with an annual pay increase on the anniversary of your start date. Mark is a member of Save the Children’s Digital Advisory Board and also a Fellow of the Marketing Society, Jonathan Greenwood She is also an Associate of the Royal College of Science. Penny was previously Group Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director at Prudential plc, where she was responsible for leading risk oversight globally. Vicky is Chief People Officer at Direct Line Group and has a wealth of experience in building HR functions, developing cultural frameworks and enhancing people capabilities. Richard’s previous experience as a Chief Executive, a NED and a Chairman makes him well suited to the role of SID of the Company. Saved Jobs Menu Search & Apply. Identifying the leadership style f or an organization by using this approach includes identification of the type of work, the complexity of the organization, and the qualifications of the followers. #Forceforgood #lifeatdlg #community #fundraising #covid19, However you’re celebrating this holiday season, Direct Line Group wishes you a happy and healthy end to 2020. See what they have to say here. Risk Committee Steve is also Chairman of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. As a graduate on our programme, you will be exposed to all kinds of projects, and stakeholders, by working across four rotations in different business areas. Jane has also held a number of executive roles, including Director of Audit, and Risk and Governance Director at Aviva plc. Authoritarian leadership styles allow a leader to impose expectations and define outcomes. It can be really hard to get a formal diagnosis through the NHS, so offering this to our colleagues free of charge is a huge step and can make a real difference to their life, not just at work but in their personal life too. Direct reports. Registered in England & Wales No 02280426. Corporate Responsibility Committee, Fiona McBain Gus joined the Direct Line Group as Strategy Director before becoming Commercial Director for the Group’s motor insurance business. Committee Membership As such, Takahashi was responsible for Dallis’s orientation into the company. We’re excited to announce that we’ve donated £3.6 million to the Association of British Insurers Covid-19 Support Fund. With over 30 years in the sports retail business with Sports Direct, he is invaluable to the Group. Investment Committee She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Remuneration Committee (interim Chair), Jane Hanson Adrian Joseph was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2021. He joined Royal London as Group Finance Director in 2014 and was additionally appointed as Deputy Chief Executive in 2018. Committee Membership By using our website you consent to accepting cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Steve Maddock ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chief Operating Officer. Over the years, I’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. We have a great diverse group of graduates, with a wide variety of university degrees, and experiences to bring fresh thoughts and ideas into our business. Mark Gregory joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2018 and is Chair of the Investment Committee and interim Chair of the Remuneration Committee. At the age of 40 he finally had a diagnosis that helped him understand why... The Board benefits from Tim’s many years of experience as a finance director in the insurance industry, his detailed knowledge of capital markets and his track record of successfully leading finance transformation programmes. Gregor is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Nomination and Governance Committee (Chair) Investment Committee, Sebastian James 8. Communicating these measures effectively to those in need was incredibly important and we're so proud to be recognised! He is also a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art Limited. Sofia stayed close to her direct reports, both individually and as a group (frequent one-on-one feedback and coaching sessions ensured that they remained fully on board). Risk Committee Dr. Richard Ward joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director in January 2016. Gus Park Those who genuinely want to make a positive impact on the next generation do well as Group Leaders. I applied online. The Board benefits from Fiona’s profound knowledge of the financial services industry and her previous extensive experience as both a business leader and an auditor makes her well suited to her role as a member of the Audit and Board Risk Committees. He was Non-Executive Chairman of Brit Syndicates Limited and Executive Chairman of Cunningham Lindsey from 2014 to 2018. She is also a NED of Monzo Bank Limited. You’ll have a talent for spotting how to make things better, and for rolling up your sleeves to do just that. If you’ve ever had direct reports, this is the most powerful example you can give. The Board benefits from Sebastian’s extensive experience in retail and consumer practice at large groups, his detailed understanding of the UK consumer markets, products and brands as well has his strategic and operational experience running Dixons Carphone plc and Boots. Fiona McBain joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2018. Before joining the Group, Jonathan held roles at HBOS, MBNA and Pinnacle. We Are the World's Leading Youth-Serving Nonprofit Advancing STEM Education. Vicky is CIPD qualified and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Organisational Leadership. #lifeatDLG #covid #covid19 #pr #comms #externalaffairs #internalcomms, Hints, tips and frequently asked questions, Study support towards the CII qualification. You’ll be curious, adaptable, unfazed by ambiguity, collaborative, analytical, commercially aware, and most of all – you’ll be someone who could bring out the best in the people around you. Until 2018, Sebastian was Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone plc, having previously held the role of Group Chief Executive of Dixons Retail plc from 2012. Investment Committee, Gregor Stewart​​​​​​​​​​ Leadership is the ability to guide or direct others in response to a group's needs and goals. Our graduate programme is designed to develop the people who will enable us to create an exciting future, and to … Let's take the lead. Committee Membership In 2014 he was appointed to the main Board of Business in the Community and he continues to serve as an Advisor. #ForceforGood #Lifeatdlg #socialmobility #levellingup #community #fundraising #charity, We're supporting KidsOut with their work tackling the digital divide faced by children in refuges. Steve has nearly 30 years’ experience of the insurance industry. You may be required to relocate around four times during the programme - dependent on business needs. I interviewed at Direct Line Group (Leeds, England) in August 2020. It’s designed to see if you can help shape our future – and to help us understand you as an individual, your personality and of course, your potential. Managing Director of Motor, Pricing & Underwriting. José has over 25 years’ experience of the insurance industry. Eligibility to participate in our Performance Award Scheme 18 months after joining the programme, Life insurance, private medical cover and income protection, 50% off our Home, Motor, and Pet Insurance products. Managing Director of Household, Partnerships & Data. She is Chair of the Group’s Diversity Network Alliance. You’ll also enjoy 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy or sell up to five days. Steve joined the Group in 2010 and is Chief Operating Officer. We look for more than just a degree. #lifeatdlg #neurodiversity #diversity #inclusion #purplelightup #IDPD2020, We're delighted to have won the award for Best Customer Communications at the The Financial Services Forum #MEAwards2020 for our communications in response to Covid-19. Before joining HSBC, José worked for Zurich Insurance, first in its London Market Operations, then as Chief Actuary International Business Division (Asia, Latin America and Africa) and lastly as Chief Actuary in the UK. The fund has now reached its target of £100m, making it the biggest sector fund in the UK! Social-mobility matters to us as we want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background. Throughout your time on the programme, you’ll be encouraged, supported and listened to, as you develop the abilities that mark you out as one of our future leaders. Nomination and Governance Committee Want to know how you can build a rewarding future at Direct Line Group? Until January 2019 she was Vice-Chairman of Save the Children UK and a Trustee Director of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. We’ve made our recruitment process as easy as possible. A big well done to all of our colleagues that made it happen! Board Risk Committee We've already shown our commitment by signing the Social Mobility Pledge and we want to do our bit by supporting projects that help young and disadvantaged children build the skills they need for the future. So, not only do you get to experience working from our different offices, but you also get a great opportunity to explore new and different corners around the UK. You’ll manage projects, lead teams, take on roles with local and international exposure and make decisions with real consequences. Beating the likes of Transformer Bumblebee, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Donatello and RoboCop at their own game. During her nine-year tenure as Chief Executive, she increased the customer base from just under 1 million to over 1.7 million. He is Chair of the Advertising Association’s Front Foot and a NED of LearnEtAl, an EdTech digital learning company. This can involve working directly with a school district, or with a nonprofit youth program. Tim is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner. Committee Membership He joined the Group as Product and Pricing Director for UK Partnerships. She is also SID of Aldermore Group plc and a Non-Executive Member of the Defence Board of the UK Ministry of Defence. Working with Envision to support young people, Supporting the Leeds Community Foundation, Working with KidsOut to tackle the digital divide in the UK, Churchill’s Audiobooks–Little Chapters of Chill, Direct Line out-heroes beloved icons in new brand campaign, Launching the first app only Telematics insurance initiative, Driving better behaviours on the road helps encourage safer driving, Automated Driving could be a reality on UK motorways from Spring 2021 - but road safety still a concern, Insuring the future of motoring with FiveAI, The rise of Autonomous Vehicles-Public Perception, New test method paves the way for Autonomous Vehicles in the future. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Holding the future to a higher standard. One: change is risky and means disrupting repetitive processes that leaders have been rewarded for improving over time. He joined EY with over ten year’s cloud, digital, platform, data science and analytics experience gained in senior leadership roles at Google, and a further 15 years in industry and consultancy. Jonathan joined the Group in 2000 and is Managing Director, Commercial. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chief Risk Officer. The fund was set up back in May to help support some of the people hardest hit by Covid-19, such as families and children living in poverty, older people in isolation and initiatives to promote wellbeing and mental health across society He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group. Adrian was also a Non-Executive Director at the Home Office from 2016 to 2020, where he sat on the Home Office Data Board and advised on data science, digital transformation, and diversity and inclusion. Previously, Fiona served as CEO of Scottish Friendly Group for 11 years, before which she was Scottish Friendly Group’s Finance Director. He is responsible for the Group Legal function and oversees a range of areas of legal advice and services. CR Committee #Marketing #Advertising #Insurance #adcampaign, From refunds for reduced driving and extra support for NHS customers, to our £3.5M community fund and going 100% carbon neutral. By using our website you consent to accepting cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. Gus joined Direct Line Group in 2011 and is Managing Director of Motor, Pricing & Underwriting. You’ll need at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree (in any discipline), with the flexibility to relocate across the UK during the programme. Additional leadership styles include pluralistic leadership that revolves around group decision-making, a style that values the opinions of others. Neil has extensive industry and capital markets experience prior to joining the Group having previously worked at Brit Insurance and as an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch and Fox-Pitt, Kelton. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, qualifying as an accountant early on in her career at Arthur Young (now EY). Together we’ve got through it, so let’s take that spirit into 2021. Register your interest for our 2021 graduate programme by emailing your details to earlycareers@directlinegroup.co.uk. Jonathan has over 30 years’ experience of the insurance industry. The Mars Leadership Experience (MLE) is the perfect grounding for a career in business leadership. He is responsible for leading the Group’s Marketing and Digital functions. Jump to main content. Before joining Legal & General, Mark held senior financial and business development roles at ASDA and Kingfisher. Our programme was created to combine theory and functional practice. The Board benefits from his wide-ranging experience of the financial services sector, and in particular, significant experience gained in the insurance and investment management sectors. Following his career at Ernst & Young, he was Finance Director for the Insurance division at Lloyds Banking Group plc, which included Scottish Widows, from 2009 to 2012. Additionally, he has a detailed understanding of the retail sector and customer service. Direct Line: disruption brings opportunity Among leadership teams, there tends to be two views about change. José Vazquez Richard was also a NED of London Clearing House, a member of the PwC Advisory Board and a Board member of the Geneva Association. For most of his life, Stuart from the Counter Fraud Team has struggled to fit in. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Independent Non-Executive Director. Executive Committee The Board benefits from his experience in the insurance industry and his insight into prudential regulation. Mike was the founder of the Group and has the necessary skills for formulating the vision and strategy of the Group. What’s more, your benefits are flexible: Bromley and Leeds are hubs for our graduates however throughout our graduate programme you could be working in any of our UK sites. Learn more, Penny James One of those areas we've chosen to focus on is social-mobility. The process includes getting confidential feedback from line managers, peers and direct reports (if applicable). Those who succeed as Group Leaders have excellent planning skills and a passion for children. Steve’s previous roles include Director of Strategic and Technical Claims at RSA, Director of Claims and Customer Service at Capita, and Director of Operations at AMP. From January 2012-2017, Adrian was Chair of the Race Equality Board, the race campaign of Business in the Community charity. Registered Office: Churchill Court, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR1 1DP, IPO price range and publication of approved price range prospectus, Training: Always learning: Investing in our brilliant people, Insurance Partnerships in a digital world, Resources to learn more about Black History. As CEO, Penny is leading both the delivery of the Group’s short-term strategic imperatives, including technological and business transformation, and the development of the next stage of our strategy of targeting long-term sustainability. Authoritarian Leadership. Humphrey’s experience includes advising on corporate and commercial matters, steering corporate transactions in the UK and internationally, managing legal risk and dealing with corporate governance issues. Richard holds a general advisory role for the Ardonagh Group. Sebastian is President and Managing Director of Boots, and Senior Vice President of Walgreen Boots Alliance, Inc. Audit Committee #Forceforgood #community #charity #covid19 #fundraising, Our CEO, Penny James joins Business in the Community Scotland's The Lens podcast. From our family, to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jonathan was previously Managing Director of the Group’s household and life businesses. Dallis arrived at Toyota’s Kentucky headquarters early one wintry morning in January 2002. Committee Membership Jane is also a magistrate. Direct Line Group | 35,375 followers on LinkedIn. Mark previously held the role of Group CFO and Executive Director at Legal & General Group plc (“Legal & General”) until 2017. Mark is also co-founder of the School of Marketing which encourages more school children to consider a career in Marketing. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Independent Non-Executive Director. He was awarded an OBE for services to equality and diversity in business in the 2019 New Year’s honours list and was announced as the most influential black, Asian and minority ethnic technology leader in the UK by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards in 2018. Executive Committee CR Committee, Committee Membership Jane Hanson joined the Board in December 2011 and is Chair of the Board Risk Committee. If you hired people, did annual reviews, and had them reporting to you on a regular basis, this shows your employer trusted you at a very high level. Six months into her role, two leaders hadn’t changed in the way she had hoped, so she made the necessary moves; fortunately, she had earlier decided to work with HR to create succession options. He has worked in a number of roles within the Group, in Finance including Strategy and within the business, as Managing Director of NIG. Tim joined Direct Line Group as CFO on 1 October 2019. 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