Canada Life appoints Lindsey Rix as CEO for UK business

Canada Life has appointed Lindsey Rix as UK Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Doug Brown late last year. Lindsey will report into David Harney, President and Chief Operating Officer Europe for Great-West Lifeco.

Lindsey will continue to deliver the strategy set by the UK board to deliver a major transformation programme with the ambition to become a major competitor in the retirement market combining the core strengths of its’ well-established wealth, insurance and asset management businesses.

Lindsey joins from Aviva where she led their UK savings and retirement business, bringing experience from working in corporate banking, wealth management, retail savings and retirement. Lindsey’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval and her start date will be confirmed in due course.

Commenting on the appointment, David Harney, President and Chief Operating Officer Europe for Great-West Lifeco:

“After an open and thorough search of the market I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Lindsey as our UK CEO. Lindsey joins the business in the midst of a major transformative programme and I know she will do a fantastic job in completing the work while we also pursue our ambitious growth agenda. This is a fantastic opportunity for Lindsey to make her mark and I and the board look forward to working alongside her to make that happen.”

Lindsey Rix, Canada Life UK Chief Executive Officer said:

“This is a hugely exciting opportunity to be able to lead the UK business, conclude the transformation agenda and focus on new areas of growth. In combination with the strength of our brand and reputation, I can already see the huge untapped potential to really make a difference, supporting advisers and their clients build better futures.”