Royal London announces new non-executive director: Sally Bridgeland appointed to Board of mutual
23 January 2015
Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, has announced the appointment of Sally Bridgeland as a non-executive director.
Sally spent 20 years in a variety of roles at AON Hewitt, covering the design and funding of pension arrangements and advising on investment strategy for pension funds and insurance companies. With responsibilities covering product development and business strategy, Sally led a number of industry innovations including developing the liability-driven investment (LDI) concept and using behavioural finance to communicate risk, savings and investment decisions.
In 2007, Sally was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BP Pension Trustees Limited. In this role, Sally was responsible for strategy, regulatory and operational matters for the £19 billion BP Pension Fund. During her time at BP she negotiated a new framework for funding and investment and a implemented new approach to risk management and governance.
Sally currently serves as an International Advisory Board member for the EDHEC- Risk Institute; chairs the Education Committee of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries and is Trustee of its Charitable Trust. She is also a member of FTSE’s Policy Group, providing oversight of FTSE’s index rules and strategic direction.
Commenting on the appointment, Royal London Chairman Rupert Pennant-Rea said:
“I am very pleased that Sally is joining the Royal London Board. She has a wealth of experience in investment which will be a great asset to the Board. We have received regulatory
approval for her appointment which is effective from 14 January 2015.”
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1. Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £78.4 billion. Group businesses serve around 5.3 million customers and employs 2,823 people. (Figures quoted are as at 30 September 2014).
The Group is currently moving all of it UK Life, pension and investment businesses under a new version of the Royal London brand. The Group's wrap platform will remain branded Ascentric.
2. Sally Bridgeland Career History
2014 – present AVIDA INTERNATIONAL, Senior Advisor
2014 – present BRIDGELAND ADVISORY LIMITED, Director
2014 – present 300 CLUB, Member
2013 – present EXECUTIVE SHIFT, Founder and Chair, Trustee Board
2013 – present EDHEC-RISK INSTITUTE, Member, International Advisory Board
2012 – present WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF ACTUARIES, Trustee and Chair, Education Committee
2012 – present FTSE POLICY GROUP, Member
2007 – 2014 BP, Chief Executive Officer, BP Pension Fund UK
2007 – 2014 BP PENSION TRUSTEES, Director
1986 – 2007 AON HEWITT, (Hewitt, Bacon & Woodrow and predecessor organisations)
2004 – 2007 Partner, Investment Consulting UK
2002 – 2004 Partner and Head, Financial Institutions Team UK
1998 – 2002 Head, Investment Research UK
1995 – 1998 Deputy Head, Central Employee Benefits UK
1986 – 1995 Actuarial Consultant UK
1998 – 2012 INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF ACTUARIES, Council Member, and Chairman of various committees, Non-Executive Chairman of the Management Board, President’s Award, 2011
2008 – 2012 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PENSION FUNDS, Member, Investment Council
Sally Bridgeland is a Fellow, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries