Our Chairman

Sir Peter Wood founded the Group in February 2000. Peter has served as the Group’s Chairman since February 2000 and was the Group’s Chief Executive Officer from 2006 until 2012. In September 2016 he was appointed as the Chairman of Gocompare.com Group plc.

Previously, Peter founded Direct Line insurance in 1985, retiring as Chairman in 1997. Peter also founded Privilege Insurance with Royal Bank of Scotland, together with two other insurance companies in the US and one in Spain.

In 1996, Peter received the honour of Commander of the British Empire in recognition of his services to the UK financial services industry. In 2016 he was awarded a knighthood in the Queens birthday honours list.

Peter chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Disclosure Committee.