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Craig Thornton, General Insurance, Protection & Investments Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Craig Thorton.pngCraig joined Lloyds Banking Group as General Insurance Director in 2013, he became responsible for Protection in 2016 and in 2021 expanded his responsibility to become Chief Investment Officer as well as leading ESG for the business unit.  Craig moved from Aviva where he was UK Life CFO and a member of the UK Board, having previously held roles as UK Commercial Director and UK CRO. A qualified actuary by profession, Craig has significant experience across general and life insurance as well as wholesale markets through spending 11 years at Swiss Re. Craig was Chair of the Industry Advisory Board which supported and led to the creation of Flood Re. Craig re-joined the ABI Board in October 2018, and was appointed Chair of ABI’s General Insurance Council in 2021.  Craig is a member of the ABI Board Sub-Group on Solvency II and Investments, and also chairs the ABI Board Sub-Group on GI Pricing Practices and Data. Craig is married with two children and lives in West Kent. He is a keen golfer and wine collector.