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Legal & General Re announces appointment of Amy Ellison as new CEO

Legal & General Reinsurance (L&G Re), the international reinsurance business of the Legal & General Group (L&G), today announces the appointment of Amy Ellison as Chief Executive Officer.

1 Jul 2021

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Amy, a chartered accountant who has more than 20 years of financial-services industry experience, moves from within the L&G Group, having served in senior management roles in the UK since she joined the group in November 2016. Most recently, she served as Finance Director, Defined Contribution (including Workplace Savings) and Retail for L&G Investment Management for two-and-a-half years. Prior to that, she was the Head of Audit for four of L&G’s businesses.

Alongside Amy’s responsibilities for financial strategy and performance, she has held several governance roles at Legal & General, including as a director on the L&G UCITS ETF plc Board and as the Chair of LGIM’s Asset Pricing and Valuations Committee.

In addition to her work with the L&G Group, Amy also served the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as Senior Policy Lead in the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council over an eight-month period in 2018.

Amy will succeed Thomas Olunloyo, who has been with L&G Re since its launch in 2014 and has served as CEO since 2017. Thomas will be relocating to the US, joining Legal & General America (LGA) as Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO to lead a larger team and reach millions of new customers.

Before joining Legal & General, Amy worked for more than 15 years at PwC. Based in the UK and Australia, she was responsible for the delivery of audits and assurance services to global listed insurance and asset management clients.

She is also an accomplished musician, and served for a three-year period between January 2017 and February 2020 as Governor of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, as well as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music (Honours) from the University of Edinburgh, and a postgraduate diploma in musical performance from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Amy Ellison, CEO of Legal & General Reinsurance: "I am very excited to be joining L&G Re as it continues to establish its important place within the Legal & General Group. Reinsurance is a significant part of how we enable our clients to manage their risks and to meet their obligations to customers. I look forward to building on the formidable foundations Thomas and the talented team in Bermuda have built and to leading the company into its next stage of growth."

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Margrit Williams

Director of External Engagement

Legal & General Capital

Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with £1.2 trillion in total assets under management1 of which 40% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions. We are a leading international player in Pension Risk Transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.

1Data as at 31 December 2023.

Legal & General Reinsurance is the Bermuda-based global reinsurance hub of Legal & General, offering life and annuity reinsurance solutions.

Legal & General Reinsurance comprises three reinsurance companies (Legal & General Reinsurance Company Limited, Legal & General Reinsurance Company No.2 Limited, and Legal & General America Reinsurance Limited) bringing together Legal & General’s global reinsurance businesses as one operation in Bermuda. Currently we provide specialist life reinsurance solutions, focused on Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) business and internal reassurance to the wider Legal & General Group.

We strive to become a trusted partner of every company we work with, acting as an extension of their businesses and helping them realise additional value. Since 2014, Legal & General Reinsurance has written third party business in the Netherlands, Ireland and Canada in addition to internal business from the UK and US.