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Taylor quits for corporate pension role at Widows

John Taylor is leaving Standard Life after 12 years to join Scottish Widows as market director (corporate pensions).

Taylor, latterly marketing director and responsible for promoting Standard Life Wrap, will replace Robert Wyllie, who has been appointed to the new role of market director, personal investments and retirement planning.

Wyllie, Taylor and former Prudential investment director Gordon Greig, recently recruited as head of savings and investments, will all report to managing director (marketing and distribution) Andy Briggs. Taylor and Gordon join in May.

Briggs says: “Scottish Widows is an ambitious organisation that rightly strives to be a leader in each of its chosen markets. Resting on the laurels of a robust set of 2006 results is, therefore, not an option. Robert is one of Scottish Widows’ most experienced marketing directors and John and Gordon both bring with them years of industry knowledge.

“Through strengthening the senior team of the marketing & distribution division, we are better placed to continue to deliver maximum value for customers, advisers and shareholders.”

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