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Standard Life strengthens executive team

Standard Life has appointed two new members to its executive team.

Christian Torkington joins Standard Life from RSA Insurance to take up the role of group information and operations director and Sandy Begbie joins the firm as group transformation director from Aegon.

Torkington will focus on developing and implementing Standard’s  technology strategy, while Begbie will assist chief executive David Nish in leading and delivering the group’s transformation plan.

Standard Life Europe chief executive Nathan Parnaby will also assume executive responsibility for the group’s Asian businesses.

Keith Skeoch and Joseph Iannicelli will continue in their roles as chief executives of Standard Life Investments and Standard Life Canada respectively and Jackie Hunt will continue in her role as interim chief finance officer. 

Mike Conway remains group human resources director and Simon Gulliford continues as group marketing director.

Nish says: “I’m delighted to be able to announce such a strong management team, who will together drive the transformation of Standard Life. 

“Our priority is to develop a growth strategy that will allow us to accelerate the performance of Standard Life and today’s announcement marks the first step in our journey.”

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