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Widows appoints head of distribution development

Scottish Widows has appointed Robert Kerr to the newly created role of head of distribution development.

Reporting to sales and distribution director Peter Hendry, Kerr will be responsible for the analysis and assessment of current and future market trends.

He will also ensure corporate aims and objectives are aligned with key business partners in both the intermediary channel and within the Lloyds TSB network.

A key part of the role will be developing the Scottish Widows response to the FSA distribution review.

Kerr joined Widows from Grant Thornton in 2001. His previous roles include corporate finance manager, strategy consultant and commercial manager on a wide range of internal and external projects.

Hendry says: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Robert into this new role. Robert will play a significant part in ensuring that the correct focus is given to our current and future distribution strategies. The creation of this new role marks an important development in the sales and distribution function at Scottish Widows.”

Kerr says: “I am delighted to take on this new and challenging role within Scottish Widows. The timing of this role could not be better, given the launch of the FSA distribution review and the potential opportunities and challenges this regulatory development will provide across the manufacturing and distribution sectors.”

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