Friends Life appoints HR chief
by Gill Montia
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Friends Life has appointed Rob Barnett as director, human resources.
Mr Barnett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where he was human resources director for RBS Insurance and latterly, human resources chief operating officer for RBS Group.
Friends says it will benefit from his experience in leading transformation and change management, Mr Barnett having been involved in the creation of the RBS Insurance business through the integration of Direct Line and Churchill.
Friends Life chief executive officer, Andy Briggs, comments: “Rob Barnett’s appointment is further evidence of the steps we are taking to drive our business forward following the recent acquisitions.”
He adds: “We are fully focussed on preparing Friends Life for an independent future as a progressive life company.”
Friends Life was launched earlier this year, when parent company, Resolution, merged Friends Provident with life insurance business acquired from AXA UK.
The firm has recently located to a new London head office at the One New Change development in the City.