New Chief Executive Barry O'Dwyer joins Royal London

30 September 2019

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On Monday 23 September, we welcomed Barry O’Dwyer to Royal London to take up the role of Chief Executive, succeeding Phil Loney who stepped down at the end of June.

Barry joins from Standard Life Aberdeen where he was Head of Standard Life Aberdeen’s UK business covering pensions, savings, platforms and asset management. 

He started his career at Standard Life, a mutual insurance company, in 1988 and went on to hold a number of senior management positions in the company before moving on to roles at HBOS, Prudential and Standard Life Aberdeen.  He was previously a non-executive director at Phoenix.        

Upon taking up his new role, CEO Barry O’Dwyer said:

As a mutual Royal London has a great story to tell. It shares its profits with its customers and puts its customers firmly at the heart of its proposition development and service.
We are well-placed to continue to build a truly customer-centric and successful business.

Regulatory approval for Barry O’Dwyer’s appointment is in progress.

Last updated: 11 Oct 2019

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The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. The firm is on the Financial Services Register, registration number 117672. It provides life assurance and pensions. Registered in England and Wales number 99064. Registered office: 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0RL.