Canada Life has appointed Lindsey Rix as its new UK chief executive officer following the departure of Doug Brown late last year.
Rix joins from Aviva where she led their savings and retirement business. Canada Life says Rix has a wealth of experience, working across corproate banking, wealth management, retail savings and retirement.
In this new role Rix will continue to deliver the strategy set by the UK board to deliver a major transformation programme, with the ambition of Canada Life coming a major competitor in the retirement market.
Rix will report into David Harney, president and chief operating officer, Europe for Great-West Lifeco. A start date will be confirmed in due course, and the appoint is subject to the usual regulatory approvals.
Harney says: “[Rix] joins the business in the midst of a major transformative programme and I know she will do a fantastic job in completing the work while we also pursue our ambitious growth agenda.
Rix, Canada Life UK CEO adds:“This is a hugely exciting opportunity to be able to lead the UK business, conclude the transformation agenda and focus on new areas of growth.
“In combination with the strength of our brand and reputation, I can already see the huge untapped potential to make a difference, supporting advisers and their clients build better futures.”