Articles - Royal London announces Executive team changes


 Royal London, the UK's largest mutual life and pensions company, announces that John Deane, Chief Executive, Intermediary business will leave the company after five years service.

 As a result three new roles have been created in its Group Executive leadership team. All are internal appointments.

 Hugh McKee, currently Managing Director of Dublin-based Caledonian Life, is appointed to the position of Chief Executive, Intermediary business. This changed role will encompass all of Royal London's intermediary focused businesses - Scottish Life, Bright Grey, Scottish Provident and Caledonian Life.

 Jerry Toher, currently Chief Executive of online financial planning tool MoneyVista is appointed to the position of Chief Executive, Consumer business. This new business encompasses MoneyVista and RL Plus, Royal London's life and pensions administration business.

 Isobel Langton, currently Customer Experience Director of Scottish Life is appointed to the position of Group Customer Services Director.

 In addition, Royal London has announced the appointment of Andrew Grant to the newly created role of Group IT and Change Director. Grant joins in September from the specialist insurance and reinsurance underwriting group Amlin.

 Where necessary the appointments are subject to approval by the Financial Services Authority.

 Phil Loney, Chief Executive of the Royal London Group, said:

 "These high calibre appointments to my Group Executive team will provide a powerful focus, clarity and strong leadership across our businesses.

 "IT as always, will be a critical business differentiator in the years to come and I am extremely pleased to welcome Andrew Grant who joins us with an outstanding career history with a strong IT bias.

 "I would also like to pay tribute to the exceptional performance, vision and commitment that John Deane has given this business over the past 5 years. He leaves with our very best wishes for great success in the future having developed an excellent team to take the business forward."

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