Natalie Whitty will lead development of Group’s strategic narrative as we continue to deliver our ambitious growth plans.
30 Mar 2023
Legal & General has today announced the appointment of a new Group Corporate Affairs Director, Natalie Whitty, who will join the business on 9 May 2023. Natalie will be charged with developing Legal & General’s strategic narrative as we deliver on our growth ambitions, build our international presence, continue to invest heavily in the real economy and take steps to tackle the challenge of climate change.
With around 13 million retail policyholders and workplace pension members, £1.2 trillion assets under management and over £30 billion invested in the UK, Legal & General has the scale, reach and financial strength to drive significant transformation of the UK economy while growing into other markets. As a member of the Group Executive Committee, Natalie will lead the Group’s brand, corporate communications and media engagement strategies.
Natalie brings to Legal & General multi-sector leadership experience across corporate affairs, brand and marketing, most recently as Interim Corporate Affairs and Marketing Director for Capital Markets at the London Stock Exchange Group. Prior to this, she led communications and strategy for RSA Insurance Group, managing and building RSA’s reputation through a period of turnaround and restructure, the pandemic and finally the firm’s acquisition by Intact Financial Corporation in 2021. Earlier in her career she held senior roles at Pearson plc and the Post Office.
Natalie’s appointment also allows our current Group Corporate Affairs Director, John Godfrey, who was appointed as Director of Levelling Up last year, to focus entirely on that agenda. He will continue to lead our work on influencing public policy and setting Legal & General’s strategy for investment in the real economy.
Sir Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General: “As Legal & General continues to pursue its ambitious growth plans, it’s important that we give the right attention to levelling up policy and strategy, while proactively telling our story to new audiences. Natalie will be a great addition to my team and play an important role in helping my successor make the case for our business well into the future. Meanwhile, in his new role, John will continue to press for the public policy that’s needed to turbo-charge investment in the real economy”.
Natalie Whitty, Group Corporate Affairs Director designate, Legal & General: “Legal & General is a fantastic company with the scale and ambition to make a real difference to society, helping people to enjoy secure retirements and protect what matters most to them, whilst driving broad investment in the innovations, infrastructure and research that will shape all our futures for the better. I am delighted to join this talented, purposeful team”.
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.2 trillion in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these 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. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
*at 31 Dec 2022