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ABI appoints Peter Jolly as assistant director, consumers and distribution reform

The ABI has appointed Peter Jolly as Assistant Director, Consumers and Distribution Reform. Peter joins the ABI from Standard Life, where he was Head of Distribution Policy, and takes over from Alex Roy, who has left to take up a new post outside the insurance industry.

Maggie Craig, the ABI's Director of Life and Savings and Director of Consumer Strategy, said:

"We are delighted to appoint an industry expert of Pete's calibre to the ABI team. Pete has over 20 years experience of the industry with three major companies and has worked in sales, strategy and distribution. His appointment reflects the importance that the ABI, and the whole insurance industry, places on ensuring that consumers are at the heart of all we do.

"A key part of Pete Jolly's role will be to lead the ABI's work on implementing the Retail Distribution Review, making sure that it succeeds in delivering high quality, appropriate advice to as wide a range of consumers as possible. Pete's knowledge of the life industry will stand him in very good stead in taking this work forward, and in developing the ABI's Consumer Strategy."

Peter Jolly said:

"I'm very pleased to have been given this opportunity to take forward the ABI's important work on improving customer experiences of insurance. It will be a challenging role, at a particularly challenging time for the whole financial services sector, and I look forward to using my experience in the best interests of the ABI's member companies and, most importantly, their customers."

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Notes for Editors

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2. Peter Jolly starts at the ABI on 16 November 2009. He has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years, most recently at Standard Life UK Financial Services, where he held a number of senior positions. These included Head of Distribution Policy from 2007-2009 and Distribution Strategy Manager from 2005-2007. He began his career at the Prudential and also worked for Norwich Union Life & Pensions.

3. The ABI is the voice of the insurance and investment industry. Its members constitute over 90 per cent of the insurance market in the UK and 20 per cent across the EU. They control assets equivalent to a quarter of the UK's capital. They are the risk managers of the UK's economy and society. Through the ABI their voice is heard in Government and in public debate on insurance, savings and investment matters.

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5. More news and information from the ABI is available on our web site, www.abi.org.uk.

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