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The Methodist Insurance Board

The Methodist Insurance Board, active members of the Methodist Connexion, bring a wealth of experience in financial services, wider business disciplines and the Methodist Church.

  • David Walton  

    Chairman - David Walton DL, LLB

    Business and Development Committee member
    Appointed to the Board in 2003
    Chairman of the Board since 2012

    David qualified as a solicitor and is a partner in DWF LLP. He is a former Vice-President of the Methodist Conference (2008-2009) and chair of the Methodist Council (2009-2012).

    He chairs the Law & Polity Committee of the Methodist Church and the Monitoring Group set up by the Anglican and Methodist Churches in 2015. He is also a trustee of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust.

  • Andrew Gibbs  

    Deputy Chairman - Andrew Gibbs MA, FCA

    Chair of Investment Committee, Audit, Finance and Compliance Committee member
    Appointed to the Board in 1991

    After graduating from Cambridge University, Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant in 1971 and spent four years working for Save the Children in Bangladesh and the Methodist Church in Cote d'Ivoire. 

    On return to the UK he worked in investment management for the Church of England and charities.

    He retired as Chief Executive of CCLA Investment Management in 2005. Andrew has been involved in the Methodist Church locally and nationally, having completed a six year term as Connexional Treasurer. He is now Treasurer of his local church.

  • Michael Angell  

    General Manager – Michael Angell ACII

    Appointed to the Board in 2015

    Michael, a qualified chartered insurer, is general manager of Methodist Insurance plc and Church operations director of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc. He has over 30 years' experience in the faith sector of the insurance industry.

    Michael is a director on the Board of Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Limited and a former director of The Baptist Insurance Company plc.

    Outside work Michael is a keen sportsman and is chairman of the Gloucestershire Lawn Tennis Association and a councillor of the National LTA. He is also chairman of his local national league rugby club, Old Patesians RFC and is actively involved in his local church.

  • Linda Barribal  

    Reverend Linda Barriball

    Audit Risk and Compliance Committee member, Investment Committee member
    Appointed to the Board in 2005

    Superintendent of Bolton Methodist Mission and trustee of the Simeon Centre and Trustee of the Destitution Project (Bolton). She has a background in accountancy and business management before becoming a Methodist Minister.

    Linda's focus is finance. grant making and customer service recognising the immense work of lay people in the church.

  • Colin Boothman  

    Colin Boothman FRICS

    Chair of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
    Appointed to the Board in 1993

    Appointed to the Board as a property valuation consultant, Colin is a lifelong Methodist and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1976.

    He was a partner in Gleeds Construction Consultants responsible for the North West and latterly regional director for the Asia Pacific business. Former governor of Altrincham Grammar School and chair of the Development Company.

  • John Coates  

    John Coates ACII

    Business and Development Committee member
    Appointed to the Board in 2009

    John is a chartered insurer. John worked most recently as director of Church operations for Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc before he retired in 2015 and was appointed a non-executive director.

    He is an Honorary Lay Canon at Gloucester Cathedral, a member of The Dean and Chapter and a Director of Gloucester Cathedral Enterprises Ltd.

  • David Crompton  

    David Crompton ACII

    Business and Development Committee member
    Appointed to the Board in 2009

    David is a chartered insurance broker and an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He is owner and managing director of an insurance broking company.

    David has a lifelong involvement with the Methodist Church and serves both his local Methodist Church and Circuit in various leadership positions.

    He is also trustee of a local charity and former school governor.

  • Reverend Paul Davis  

    Reverend Paul Davis BA

    Chair of Business and Development Committee
    Appointed to the Board in 2006

    Since 2014 he has chaired the Business and Development Committee. A Methodist Presbyter with over 30 years' experience of circuit ministry 20 of them as superintendent. He has, and continues to serve on several Connexional committees. He was appointed chair of the Lancashire District in 2013.

  • Malcolm Hamilton  

    J Malcolm Hamilton BSc (Econ) FIA

    Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee member, Investment Committee member
    Appointed to the Board in 2005

    He is a retired actuary, having worked for thirty years for Britannic Assurance plc, followed by a period in consultancy. He is a director of Epworth Investment Management Ltd and a trustee and director of Solihull Carers Centre.

  • Deborah Rees  

    Deborah Rees

    Member of the Investment Committee
    Appointed to the Board 2018. 

    Deborah has retired from a career in the City where she worked primarily for Kleinwort Benson, Merrill Lynch and Barclays. Having served on the Investment Committee of The Leprosy Mission International (TLMI) for many years she was elected to their Board and following completion of her term on that is now a Pension Fund trustee for TLMI. 

    She also manages the Diocese of Rochester Poverty and Hope Appeal and her local Church mission team. 

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    Methodist Insurance PLC (MIC) Reg. No. 6369. Registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ. Methodist Insurance PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, Firm Reference Number 136423.