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New finance director appointed as Scottish Widows revamping process continues

Scottish Widows has appointed Jim McConville as its new finance director.

He will also become the director of finance for the insurance and investments division of the Lloyds TSB group.

McConville takes on the role following the recent appointment of Bill Main as chief executive officer of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.

McConville was previously director of group strategy, monitoring and planning for the Lloyds TSB group and has been with the organisation for more than 12 years.

Lloyds TSB deputy group chief executive Mike Ross says: I am delighted to announce this new appointment within the Scottish Widows Group. Jim McConville&#39s skills and experience will stand him in good stead in his new and important role.”


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