Steve Wood has over 30 years’ experience within the insurance industry. Before joining NHBC, Steve was CEO of Paymentshield, a subsidiary of Towergate Insurance, where he drove cost efficiencies and improved service standards, whilst developing the business as the UK’s number one distributor of general insurance products to the mortgage intermediary market.
Prior to that Steve was UK Managing Director at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, where he spent eight years strengthening its market position as a specialist general insurer; also, he was a main board director, led the sale of Ecclesiastical’s Life book and initiated two broker purchases.
Most of Steve's earlier career was spent at RSA Insurance Group with a number of positions across business development, underwriting and distribution management; his final role was Managing Director of RSA's Healthcare business, where he improved operating profits and grew the core private medical insurance book. This was sold in 2003, becoming FirstAssist, where again Steve operated as Managing Director.