Royal London appoints new Group Chief Operating Officer

Published  28 February 2024
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Royal London, the UK’s largest life, pensions and investment mutual, has announced the appointment of Peter Josse as its new Group Chief Operating Officer.

Peter will join on 4 March 2024 and report to Barry O’Dwyer, Group Chief Executive Officer. Over a career spanning 20 years in banking, Peter has held a range of senior leadership roles across operations, change management and technology. Since 2018 he has been Chief Information Officer at Barclays Bank plc.

Barry O’Dwyer, Group Chief Executive Officer:

"To have someone of Peter’s calibre and track record joining Royal London demonstrates our ambition. We have delivered a number of significant transformation programmes in recent years, and we are committed to modernising our capabilities even further to allow customers and financial advisers to engage with us efficiently and seamlessly.

"Peter brings passion for using technology to provide outstanding digital experiences and a vision for delivering great customer outcomes, and we’re delighted to be welcoming him to the Royal London team."

Peter Josse, Group Chief Operating Officer:

"Royal London’s customer-owned status was a big draw. Being able to focus on delivering long-term value solely in the interests of our customers was an incredibly exciting prospect. I’m looking forward to playing my part in providing outstanding experiences for customers, advisers and, also, for Royal London colleagues."

The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

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Lora Coventry, Senior PR Strategy Manager

About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, and in the top 30 mutuals globally, with assets under management of £162 billion, 8.6 million policies in force and over 4,200 employees. Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2023. Learn more at