Alastair Lyons CBE headshot

Alastair Lyons CBE

Chair of the Board

Appointed Non-Executive Director: May 2016

Chair of the Board: Since July 2016


A chartered accountant by training, Alastair has 20 years’ experience as a non-executive chairman of both listed and private companies. During an extensive executive career in financial services, he was Chief Executive Officer of both the National Provident Institution and the National & Provincial Building Society, Managing Director of the Insurance Division of Abbey National plc, and Director of Corporate Projects at National Westminster Bank plc. He was awarded the CBE in 2001 for services to social security having served as a Non-Executive Director of both the Department for Work & Pensions and the Department of Transport.

Current other Non-Executive positions

Chairman of Harworth Group plc and Vitality UK.

Previous Non-Executive positions

Chairman of the Admiral Group, the direct motor insurer, from 2000 to 2017, and subsequently of AECS, Admiral’s European holding company, until 2021, Chairman of Towergate Insurance, Chairman of Serco, the international services group, Deputy Chairman of Bovis Homes, and Senior Independent Director at Phoenix, the life assurance consolidator.

Committee membership

Chair of the Nomination Committee and Cwm Taf Project Committee. Member of the Environment, Social and Governance Committee, Finance Committee, Quality and Environment Committee, Remuneration Committee and Technology Committee.