Legal & General Group Plc ("Legal & General") is pleased to announce the appointment of Dharshini David as Corporate Affairs Director.
16 Mar 2017
Dharshini will take up the appointment at the end of March and will report to Group CEO, Nigel Wilson. She will be responsible for developing and implementing Legal & General’s external communications and corporate social responsibility strategies.
Dharshini was previously Business Presenter at Sky News and co-presented the channel’s political programme, Sky News Tonight. Before joining Sky in 2009, Dharshini worked with Tesco’s board, overhauling and delivering the retailer’s broadcast media strategy on all areas, from financial results to consumer and social responsibility issues. She was previously a financial correspondent and presenter for the BBC in London and New York, where she led the corporation’s Wall Street coverage of the emergence of the financial crisis. Dharshini was recruited by the BBC while working on HSBC Investment Bank’s trading floor as its UK Economist.
Nigel Wilson, Group CEO said: “Dharshini represents a further strengthening of our Management team. Her energy, enthusiasm and intellect will play an important role in Legal & General delivering and communicating our financial, economic and social goals”.
Dharshini David said: “In this era of immense uncertainty and change, Legal and General has a crucial role to play in ensuring financial security and wellbeing in our society. I’m extremely excited to join the team as they pursue solutions to the challenges that affect us all – from an ageing population and long term care to a housing crisis and a lack of investment in physical and digital infrastructure”.
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