In 2021, Brendan McCafferty was appointed as chair of the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) for a five-year term.
Brendan has worked as a chief financial officer and chief executive officer of several regulated financial institutions within the insurance and private equity investment sectors. He’s been at the forefront of public body collaboration between industry and government and has an unusual blend of experience across the full spectrum of insurance businesses, including in life and pensions.
Most recently, Brendan led the transformation and sale of an insurance broking business for its private equity shareholder. Before then, he served as chief executive officer of AXA Insurance UK. He was also the founding chief executive officer of Flood Re, an innovative venture between the UK government and the insurance industry that was set up to help households at risk of flooding. He’s well known within the industry for successfully leading major transformational strategic change, including deploying leading digital technologies and data analytics.
Brendan is a qualified accountant and lives in the north west of England. He’s been a Trustee of two registered charities for many years – with Blueprint for Better Busines, which encourages businesses to be a force for good in society, and the Catholic dioceses of Salford.