Lord Leitch joined the Board as a non-executive director in July 2014. He is also Chairman of Intrinsic Financial Services and BUPA and Group Chairman of FNZ (UK) Ltd.
Previously he held roles as Chairman and CEO of Zurich Financial Services in the UK, Southern Africa and Asia Pacific, Chairman of Scottish Widows, Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc and Chairman of Threadneedle Asset Management. He was also Chairman of the Association of British Insurers.
Lord Leitch has spent much time and energy into the improvement of society. He chaired the Government's Independent Review of Skills, publishing his report, 'Prosperity for all in the Global Economy: World Class Skills'. In the past he has chaired UK Cares, the infant and maternal mortality charity MAF, the National Employment Panel, the Balance Foundation, SANE and a think tank called the Centre for Modern Families. He was also Chancellor of Carnegie College, Chairman of the Medical Aid Film Charity, Deputy Chairman of Business in the Community and of the Commonwealth Education Fund. He received the Prince of Wales' Ambassador award for his charity work.
Lord Leitch is a Freeman of the City of London and has a doctorate in Business Administration. In 2004, he was awarded a Life Peerage.