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Lloyds protection boss replaces Peter Curran as partnerships director

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Lloyds Banking Group has replaced Peter Curran with Esther Dijkstra as director of strategic partnerships.

Dijkstra, who will take up her new role on 1 December, is currently head of intermediary protection at Scottish Widows. She has previously worked for Legal & General where she was commercial and marketing director of its network and the mortgage club.

Ian Wilson, currently interim director of strategic partnerships, will return to his role as head of Halifax Intermediaries once the handover has been completed.

Managing director of intermediaries and specialist brands Mike Jones says: “We are delighted Esther will be taking up this key role within the group. Esther is already very well known and respected in the mortgage market from both her previous mortgage roles and her most recent work in successfully launching Scottish Widows Protect, a key strategic growth initiative for Lloyds Banking Group.

“I’d also like to express my thanks for the support of the current team who have done a fantastic job in continuing to drive the business forward.”

Curran left Lloyds on 30 April for Countrywide and replaced Nigel Stockton as managing director for financial services when he left to become chief executive of Bellpenny in July.

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