The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) has announced that its Chief Executive Professor Gordon Dickson will retire at the end of the year.
During his more than ten years at the helm of MDDUS, the company has seen significant progress and growth with a fund of over half a billion pounds now being managed for the benefit of its 40,000 members throughout the United Kingdom.
MDDUS Chairman Dr Benny Sweeny said: "The ten years that Professor Dickson has been CEO has seen a complete transformation of MDDUS into a modern, vibrant and successful company with a growing membership, sound finances and an excellent corporate governance infrastructure.
“The Union wishes Gordon a long, healthy and happy retirement. The Board of Directors is confident that it has identified a suitable successor to Gordon, and we look forward to welcoming Chris Kenny to the company in the New Year."
Professor Dickson’s successor is Chris Kenny, currently Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board in London. Mr Kenny, who has extensive regulatory, legal, life insurance and health experience, will take up the role at the beginning of January 2015.
Looking forward to the new role he said: “Under Gordon’s leadership, MDDUS’ reputation for service and value for its members has grown markedly and led to significant expansion for the company. I’m looking forward to building on that excellent record as the company moves to the next phase of its development.”