The insurer plans on using its new starter’s experience to build upon commercial success

Charity-owned insurer Ecclesiastical has appointed Sir Stephen Lamport as a non-executive director, effective from 23 March 2020.

Lamport has most recently acted as the receiver general of Westminster Abbey – he held this role for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he worked as group director at the Royal Bank of Scotland for five years, was a senior career diplomat in New York, Iran and Italy and also served for 10 years within the Royal Household as private secretary to The Prince of Wales.

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Sir Stephen to the Ecclesiastical board.

“Our company’s purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society and Sir Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help us to build on our commercial success so we can continue to protect our country’s heritage and support good causes to change people’s lives.”

Speaking on his new position, Lamport added: “I’m delighted to be working with Ecclesiastical and to be part of a unique financial services business that is owned by a charity and gives its available profits to good causes.

“I’m looking forward to joining the group and working with the very impressive team at Ecclesiastical as we help our customers through this challenging time.”