Royal London appoints Julie Whitehead as Group General Counsel

Published  12 January 2023
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Royal London has announced the appointment of Julie Whitehead as Group General Counsel.

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, Barry O’Dwyer, Julie will be a member of the Group Executive Committee and be responsible for providing strategic legal advice to the Royal London Group and leading the in-house legal team.

Julie joins Royal London from AXA where she has held a variety of leadership roles, including UK Group Regulatory and Compliance Director and Senior Counsel for AXA UK plc. 

With more than 25 years’ financial services experience, Julie is a qualified lawyer and has also held legal roles at Geest Plc and AMP UK where she was responsible for providing legal advice to AMP Group, Pearl Assurance, London Life, Henderson Investors and NPI.

Barry O’Dwyer, Royal London’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said:

"I am delighted to have Julie join Royal London and provide the executive team with strategic legal counsel. Julie brings with her a depth of legal expertise and vast experience of the financial services sector and I look forward to working with her."

Julie Whitehead, Group General Counsel at Royal London, said:

"It’s an exciting time to join Royal London and build on the opportunities that come with being the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across the Group and leading Royal London’s in-house legal team."

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About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £150 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 4,262 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2022. Learn more at royallondon.com