New corporate head for LV=

LV=, has appointed Mary Stewart as head of its corporate solutions business to lead the mutual’s delivery of solutions for retiring members of DB and DC schemes.

Mary Stewart LVA former vet, Stewart has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, including fourteen years at Mars. For the last 10 years she has worked in financial services, including roles at Sipp provider Hornbuckle Mitchell and debt advice firm PayPlan.

LV= sales and marketing director Steve Lewis says: “With an abundance of knowledge both in and out of pensions, she will undoubtedly complement the skills and talent that already exist in the team and ensure we can continue to offer the right solutions for different organisations.”

Stewart says: “I’m looking forward to helping LV= further strengthen its corporate offering at such an exciting period of change in the pensions sector and when retirees need all the support they can get.

“During my last ten years in financial services, I’ve worked with both advisers who help high net worth individuals and, at the other end of the spectrum, advisers who help people in financial difficulty. I believe that everyone has the right to a safe, secure retirement and I’m delighted to be part of LV=’s quest to make retirement advice accessible and affordable to all.”