02 August 2017

Royal London appoints Olivia Dickson as a non-executive Director

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Mona Patel, Group Head of External Communications
Mona Patel

Group Head of External Communications

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Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, has announced the appointment of Olivia Dickson as a non-executive Director.

Olivia has a long and varied career in financial services. She held a number of roles with J.P. Morgan, establishing and heading up the Private Client Brokerage business in Europe and the Middle East and leading the Exchange Traded Derivative operations in Europe. More recently Olivia worked as a Senior Adviser to the Financial Services Authority on a range of strategic projects in both retail and wholesale markets.

Olivia currently is a non-executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council where she chairs the Actuarial Council. She is also a non-executive adviser to the Senior Partner and Managing Partner in the law firm Travers Smith and a member of the Government’s Advisory Group on Social Impact Investing.

Previously Olivia was a non-executive Director of Canada Life Ltd where she chaired the Risk Committee and she has also held non-executive Director positions with Virgin Money, Investec, Aon and the London International Financial Futures Exchange.

Olivia holds an M.A. in Mathematics from St Hilda’s College, Oxford and an M.Sc. from the University of London. She also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Commenting on the appointment, Royal London Chairman Rupert Pennant-Rea said:

I am very pleased that Olivia Dickson is joining the Royal London Board. Olivia has a wealth of experience in financial services which will be a great asset to the Board."

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Olivia Dickson Career History

Current Roles

2012 – Present THE FINANCIAL REPORTING COUNCIL

Non-Executive Director; Chair Actuarial Council; Member Codes & Standards Committee

2011 - 12 Member of the Board for Actuarial Standards

2016 – Present TRAVERS SMITH LLP

Non-Executive Adviser to Senior Partner and Managing Partner

2017 – Present MINISTER FOR CIVIL SOCIETY’s IMPACT INVESTING ADVISORY GROUP

Member of Steering Group on ‘Creating a Culture of Social Impact Investment and Savings’

Previous Non- Executive Roles

2011 – 17 CANADA LIFE LIMITED

Non-Executive Director; Chair Risk Committee; Member Audit and Nominations Committees

2014 - 15 VIRGIN MONEY HOLDINGS UK PLC / VIRGIN MONEY PLC

Non-Executive Director; Chair Remuneration Committee

Member Risk, Balance Sheet and Nominations Committees

2011 - 14 INVESTEC PLC / INVESTEC LIMITED

Non-Executive Director; Member Audit and Remuneration Committees

2009 - 12 THE MINEWORKERS’ PENSION SCHEME LIMITED

Trustee Director; Chair Risk and Assurance Committee

2006 - 13 THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

Member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee

2006 - 12 INVISTA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC

Senior Independent Director; Chair Audit; Member Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees

2006 - 09 AON LIMITED

Non-Executive Director; Chair Risk & Compliance; Member Finance and Nominations Committees

2005 - 12 THE PENSIONS REGULATOR

Member of the Determinations Panel

1995 - 97 LONDON INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL FUTURES EXCHANGE

Non-Executive Director; Chair Audit Committee; Member Floor Committee

1992 - 93 GLOUCESTERSHIRE HEALTH AUTHORITY

Non-Executive Director

Previous Executive Roles

1998 - 06 THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY, London

Senior Adviser / Grey Panther (00), Consultant (98)

1987 - 98 J.P. MORGAN, London

Managing Director (93), Vice President (89), Associate (87)

1997 - 98 Head of Private Client Brokerage

1995 - 96 European Infrastructure Programme Manager

1990 - 95 Head of Exchange Traded Derivatives Brokerage – London / Europe

1987 - 90 Head of Exchange Traded Derivatives Research

1982 - 86 KLEINWORT BENSON, London

Credit and Market Risk Analyst – North American Banking Department

For further information please contact:

Gareth Evans, Head of Corporate Affairs

 

About Royal London:

Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with funds under management of £117 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 3,745 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2018.