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Ian Galer (left) is to succeed Peter Maskell (right) as BHSF Group Chief Executive

Galer named new BHSF chief

The board of BHSF Group Ltd has announced the appointment of Ian Galer as its new group chief executive to succeed Peter Maskell who retires on 31 August.

Galer joined BHSF in the spring of 2013 after a long career with Wesleyan Assurance and before that with BDO Binder Hamlyn. he was appointed BHSF’s group finance director on 1 September 2014. 

In addition, Andrew Milner has been appointed as chairman of BHSF Group Limited and all its subsidiaries. Milner has had a long association with BHSF as a non-executive director and subsequently as a senior independent director.

Both appointments are subject to regulatory approval from the PRA and the FCA, after which, the company will appoint new group finance director and senior independent director.

Peter Maskell who retires from his role of after 18 years as group chief executive, said: “Both of these appointments are vitally important to the future of BHSF. 

"We have come a long way in my 18 years and I leave it in robust health with the foundations in place for continued growth.

"Ian inherits a very strong team which is enthusiastic about his appointment and the prospects for the company’s future under his leadership.

"BHSF’s reputation as a not-for-profit business and its strong reputation for fair dealing and for supporting good causes in the community help to define its culture which we are all sure will be in safe hands going forward.”

Galer added: “I would like to thank Peter Maskell for his service and support during my time at BHSF.

"In my new role I hope to build on his legacy and continue to deliver best-in-class health and wellbeing products and services which are market-leading.”