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Royal London reveals shape of combined international business

Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company has appointed David Kneeshaw as chief executive of its combined international business.

Kneeshaw, who is currently chief executive of Scottish Life International, will oversee operations for the combined Scottish Life International and Scottish Provident International businesses.

Simon Pack has been appointed as international sales director with responsibility for the international sales teams in Germany, Hong Kong, the Middle East and South Africa.

David White has been appointed as UK sales director, with responsibility of the UK sales teams, wrap distribution, sales support and technical development.

Mike Crellin, SLI’s current finance director has been appointed as finance and commercial director and will be responsible for finance, actuarial, marketing, underwriting, investment dealing and project activity.

Dave Cameron, currently SPILA operations & IT director will become operations director, with specific responsibility for customer service and IT.

In June, the Company announced the tie up of Scottish Life International and Scottish Provident International to boost operations in the offshore sector. The combined business will be based in the Isle of Man at the current location of SPILA’s head office.

Royal London’s intermediary division chief executive John Deane says: “I’m delighted to announce such a successful and talented executive team to lead Royal London’s new international business. This team represents the broad range of skills and experience that exist in both SPILA and SLI.”


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