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Barry O'Dwyer, Group CEO, Royal London

Barry O'Dwyer.jpgBarry O’Dwyer is Group Chief Executive Officer of Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life insurance and pensions company.  He was appointed to this position in September 2019.  He has extensive experience in financial services, having started his career at Standard Life in 1988.  He qualified as an actuary and held a number of senior management positions in both the UK and Ireland. He was Managing Director, Marketing of Standard Life when he left in 2007 to join HBOS. He moved to Prudential in 2009 and was Deputy Chief Executive of their UK & Europe business when he left in 2013 to return to Standard Life plc. In March 2017, he became Chief Executive Officer of their pensions and savings businesses and joined the Board of Standard Life plc. Following the merger with Aberdeen Asset Management and the sale of Standard Life Assurance to Phoenix Group, he became head of Standard Life Aberdeen’s UK business embracing pensions and savings, platforms and asset management. He was also a non-executive director of Phoenix Group, a role he stepped down from prior to joining Royal London. He also plays a prominent role in the industry, sitting on the board of the Association of British Insurers.