Canada Life UK chief executive Ian Gilmour has stepped down after 17 years with the provider.
Gilmour will be replaced in the role by Canada Life UK chief operating officer Douglas Brown at the end of May.
Brown joined Canada Life in 2012. He has previously held senior positions at Aviva Europe, where he was chief risk officer, and AIG, where he was general manager of the Alico UK branch.
A Canada Life spokesman says: “Douglas brings a wealth of experience to his new role as CEO of the UK division at a time of great change and opportunity.”