Scottish Widows has appointed Robert Kerr to the newly created role of head of distribution development.
Reporting to sales and distribution director Peter Hendry, Kerr will be responsible for the analysis and assessment of current and future market trends. A key part of the role will be developing the Scottish Widows response to the FSA distribution review.
He will also cover corporate strategy regarding Widows’ relations with business partners in the intermediary channel and within the Lloyds TSB network.
Kerr joined Widows from Grant Thornton in 2001. His previous roles include corporate finance manager, strategy consultant and commercial manager on a wide range of internal and external projects.
Hendry says: “Robert will play a significant part in ensuring that the correct focus is given to our current and future distribution strategies. The creation of this new role marks an important development in the sales and distribution function at Scottish Widows.”
Kerr says: “The timing of this role could not be better, given the launch of the FSA distribution review and the potential opportunities and challenges this regulatory development will provide across the manufacturing and distribution sectors.”