MDDUS Chief Executive announces retirement


For immediate release: Wednesday, 8 October 2014

UK-wide medical and dental defence organisation MDDUS announced today that its Chief Executive Professor Gordon Dickson will retire at the end of the year.

During his more than 10 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 Sweeney said: "The 10 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, Chris Kenny, is 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.”


For further information contact Richard Hendry on 0845 270 2034 or 07976 272266, or email

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