Lifestyle Article - L and G make three senior appointments in Retail Retirement

Legal & General has announced a strengthening of its Retail Retirement team with the appointment of Jon Scannell, Meg Dickens and Sara McLeish. The news follows a strong year of growth for the business, announced in December 2017, with individual annuity sales rising annually by 93% and also gaining a 35% share of the lifetime mortgage market.

 Sara McLeish joins as Strategy and Commercial Director and will assume responsibility for divisional strategy and marketing, together with the expansion of Legal & General’s retirement proposition. Prior to joining Legal & General, Sara was Director at EY’S EMEIA Financial Services Advisory practice. Sara worked extensively across the life, pensions and investment industry during her twelve years at EY, supporting major life insurers, intermediaries and retail banks on a variety of assignments, including a strong focus on strategy and customer.
 Jon Scannell takes on the position of Distribution Director of Retirement Income. Jon joins Legal & General from MetLife, where he worked for 12 years in various senior sales leadership roles, delivering significant business growth and expanding distribution reach. His experience and expertise will play an essential role in driving the division’s future growth in the retirement income market.
 Meg Dickens joins as Director of Marketing Acquisition, with extensive experience in the retirement sector. Prior to joining Legal & General, Meg worked for JUST as Head of Corporate Marketing and previously Head of Marketing Strategy and Planning. In this new role, Meg will be responsible for driving the day-to-day marketing activity for Legal & General’s retirement products through all distribution channels.
 Chris Knight, CEO, Retail Retirement, Legal & General said: “I am delighted to welcome Sara, Jon and Meg to the Retail Retirement team at Legal & General. All three bring extensive experience of the retirement sector and will play a central role in the team to help further develop our relationships across all channels and support our retirement propositions.
 “These appointments come at an exciting time for our Retirement business, which has gone from strength to strength in 2017.
 “I look forward to working closely with Sara, Jon and Meg to continue our mission raising awareness about the importance of securing income in later life, and the options available to consumers for a better retirement.”

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