Royal London appoints new intermediary CEO

Isobel Langton has been promoted as chief executive of Royal London’s intermediary business with the current chief executive Hugh McKee leaving to “pursue his career outside the group”.

A member of the group’s executive committee, Ms Langton joined the group in 2000, and spent the last two years as group customer services director.

Ms Langton will be replaced as group customer services director by Rob Regan. Mr Regan began his career in engineering with a specific focus on quality and process improvement.

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Following a transfer to financial services he has held a number of roles with Lloyds Banking Group and more recently Legal & General Insurance where he held the position of chief operating officer for their general insurance business.

Rob will join the group on 3 March 2014 and his appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

Mr McKee came into Royal London in 2008 as managing director of Scottish Provident. Following that role and his successful time as managing director of Caledonian Life he was appointed chief executive of the intermediary division in 2012.

Phil Loney, group chief executive of Royal London, said: “I am delighted to announce Isobel’s appointment to this crucial role.

“She has been a key member of the executive team responsible for Scottish Life’s current position in the field of pensions. She will provide strong leadership to our intermediary business at a critical time in its development”.

Ms Lanton said: “I am excited by the opportunities in the intermediated market right now and about taking Scottish Life, Scottish Provident and Bright Grey into the new Royal London brand in coming months.”