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Appointments at Royal London

Royal London has announced the appointment of Chris Ide as chief executive of its retail operations.

Ide joined the mutual in late 2000 and has been leading the provider&#39s push into new markets and methods of distribution.

Before Royal London, Ide headed up Swiss Life&#39s European division based in Zurich. Prior to that he was Swiss Life UK chief executive for eight years.

Other appointments at the provider include Martin Bailey joining as business development director from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young where he worked on financial services strategic projects.

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