Langton replaces McKee as Royal London intermediary head

Isobel Langton has been appointed as the new CEO of Royal London’s intermediary business, replacing Hugh McKee, who is leaving the organisation.

Langton is a member of the group’s executive committee, having joined in 2000, and spent the last two years as group customer services director.

McKee joined Royal London in 2008 as managing director of Scottish Provident. He went on to become managing director of Caledonian Life and became CEO of the intermediary division in 2012.

Langton will be replaced as group customer services director by Rob Regan who has held a number of roles with Lloyds Banking Group and more recently Legal & General Insurance where he held the position of chief operating officer for its general insurance business. He will join the Group on the 3rd March 2014.

Royal London group chief executive Phil Loney says: “During his tenure as CEO Intermediary, Hugh has laid important foundations for the future of our Group through his work to bring the intermediary businesses together. I am sure that you will join me in wishing Hugh well for the next stage of his career.

“I am delighted to announce Isobel’s appointment to this crucial role. She has been a key member of the executive team responsible for Scottish Life’s current market-leading position in the field of pensions with a consistent award winning record for both product and service. She will provide strong leadership to our intermediary business at a critical time in its development”.

Langton says:  “I am excited by the opportunities in the intermediated market right now and about taking Scottish Life, Scottish Provident and Bright Grey into the new Royal London brand in coming months. 

“Royal London is committed to the intermediary market and will be a powerful force in providing propositions that support advisors in their recommendations and address the challenges of the protection and retirement markets for our mutual customers.”