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Top posts are filled at mega firm CGNU

The first raft of appointments to the mega insurer CGNU&#39s UK life business

has seen four CGU and two Norwich Union people appointed to senior


Sales and marketing director of the UK life arm will be Peter Hales. He is

CGU Life sales and marketing director.

NU group wealth management managing director Nick Smith will take up the

equivalent position in the combined group&#39s life operation.

NU&#39s managing director of long-term savings Mike Kirsh will be consumer

business director. CGU Life&#39s director of customer services Gill Vance will

be business services director.

CGU Life&#39s finance director Mike Urmston will become chief actuary. CGU&#39s

Peter Hessy becomes human resources director.

The life offices will continue to trade separately until the single

marketing group is up and running in the autumn.

Designate chief executive Philip Scott says: “We are committed to

communicating as quickly and as frequently as we can, to reassure our

business partners, IFAs and customers that the integration will be as

efficient and speedy as possible.”


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