The Executive Management Team consists of the following members:

Clive Bannister joined the Group in February 2011 as Group Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he was Group Managing Director of Insurance and Asset Management at HSBC. He joined HSBC in 1994 and held various leadership roles in Planning and Strategy in the Investment Bank (USA) and was Group General Manager and CEO of HSBC Group Private Banking. He started his career at First National Bank of Boston and prior to working at HSBC was a partner in Booz Allen Hamilton in the Financial Service Practice providing strategic support to financial institutions including leading insurance companies, banks and investment banks. Throughout his career he has lived and worked internationally. Mr Bannister was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company on 28 March 2011.


Jim McConville was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company as Group Finance Director on 28 June 2012. Between April 2010 and December 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer of Northern Rock plc. Prior to that, between 1988 and 2010, he worked for the Lloyds Banking Group plc (formerly Lloyds TSB Group plc) in a number of senior finance and strategy related roles latterly as Finance Director of Scottish Widows Group plc and Director of Finance for the Insurance and Investments Division. Mr McConville qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst at Coopers and Lybrand.


Fiona Clutterbuck was appointed Head of Corporate Development in June 2010, and subsequently Head of Strategy, Corporate Development and Communications in March 2012.  Fiona joined Phoenix Group in June 2008.  Prior to working in the Phoenix Group, she was Head of Financial Institutions Advisory at ABN AMRO between 2001 and 2008, where she advised on the acquisition of Pearl, and Pearl on the acquisition of Resolution plc.  Prior to that, Fiona worked at both HSBC Investment Bank and Hill Samuel.  Fiona is a qualified Barrister. Fiona is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Working Group.

Alan Jones was appointed HR Director for Pearl (now Phoenix) Group in May 2008. Previously Alan was HR Director for Resolution plc, HR Director for Britannic Group and HR Director at Heath Lambert. Alan started his career in the Royal Navy where he held a variety of posts including Commanding Officer of the Navy’s Leadership and Management Operation and Director of HR and Training. Alan is Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Working Group, and has overall responsibility for employee engagement and wellbeing.

Jane MacLeod was appointed as General Counsel in October 2009 having previously been Group Legal Director since September 2008 and prior to that Senior Legal Adviser for Pearl Group Limited since March 2006. Jane has previously held senior legal roles with Henderson Group plc, AMP (UK) plc, and law firms Minter Ellison (Australia) and Wilde Sapte (UK).

Mike was appointed Chief Executive, Phoenix in September 2009. Phoenix covers the life and pensions business of The Phoenix Group. Mike was previously the Group Chief Actuary following the acquisition of Resolution plc. Having qualified in 1988, Mike held various roles in London Life including Chief Financial Officer, and then moved to Britannic to lead the actuarial team.

Chris was appointed CEO of Ignis Asset Management in August 2009. Prior to joining the Ignis, part of the Phoenix Group of companies, in February 2009, Chris held Board positions at Gartmore, Hill Samuel Asset Management and Cambridge Place Investment Management. Prior to this, Chris, who qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, spent 10 years in senior Finance roles with Prudential-Bache in London, Toronto, Tokyo and New York.

Wayne joined the Phoenix Group in March 2005 as Corporate Development Actuary and a member of the M&A team that acquired the insurance businesses of Britannic and Abbey National. Following the acquisition by Pearl, he took up the role of Head of Shareholder Value Management responsible for strategic initiatives to increase shareholder value and dividends.

In May 2010 Wayne joined the risk function as Financial Risk Director responsible for the design and implementation of the group's risk management framework and the functions responsibilities under Solvency II. He became Chief Risk Officer in July 2013.

Prior to joining Phoenix Group, Wayne worked as a Consultant with Tillinghast-Towers Perrin where he advised UK and US insurance and reinsurance clients on M&A and financial restructuring initiatives.

Wayne is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Warwick, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (US) and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK).

Simon joined the Phoenix Group on 1 May 2013 as Group Chief Actuary.  Before joining the Group, Simon ran the M&A team within Resolution Limited, having joined in 2008, and was actively involved in its creation through to it inclusion in the FTSE 100 following the acquisitions of Friends Provident, AXA UK (Life), and Bupa Health.  Prior to Resolution Limited, Simon was the Group Actuary at Resolution plc until the acquisition by Pearl Group Limited in 2008. Simon had initially joined the Resolution Life Group in February 2005, his responsibilities included running the Corporate Development team responsible for merger & acquisition activity - including the merger with Britannic, and the acquisition of the Abbey National life companies.  Preceding his involvement with the various incarnations of Resolution, Simon spent 7 years at Commercial Union (now part of Aviva), latterly in the International Division,  followed by a further 7 years as a senior consultant at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin.

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