Zurich has appointed David White as UK Life head of retail.
White will join the provider from Fidelity Worldwide Investment, where he is currently head of FundsNetwork, on 21 January.
He will be responsible for all aspects of Zurich’s UK retail business, including strategy, sales, marketing, and adviser relations.
Zurich UK Life chief executive Gary Shaughnessy (pictured) says: “David brings with him a wealth of experience in the retail market and is well placed to lead the retail business at a time of enormous change for the insurance industry.”
Syndaxi Chartered Financial planners managing director Robert Reid says: “From a corporate governance perspective it is important that the chief executive isn’t overburdened. Getting David in to focus on the retail operation should strengthen Zurich’s position in the UK market.”