Wian Pieterse

Managing Director, Fintech

Legal & General Retail

Wian became Legal & General Retail’s Managing Director, Fintech, in October 2021.

He also oversees our fintech subsidiary The Idol, coordinates Digital delivery across the Legal & General Group and serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Salary Finance, Generation Home and The Idol. He brings the rigour and structure of actuarial thinking to bear on the fast-moving, rapidly-changing world of technology.

Legal & General Fintech focuses on four main investment ecosystems – workplace, health and wellbeing, wealth management, and home buying and financing. Within each area, Wian looks to connect marketplace developments to the Retail division’s strategic needs. This means identifying and supporting socially useful companies that create better choices for our customers, throughout their savings, financing and protection journeys. Ideally our investments in these spaces also support our climate change goals and where possible provide opportunities to deliver structured assets for our annuity fund.

Wian joined Legal & General in 2018 as Commercial Director, Group Protection. He rebuilt the division’s pricing and underwriting processes, and introduced data science analytics and a new automated application portal. He also set up a new data engineering team and moved key management information into real-time self-service dashboards in the cloud, while supporting a whole business transformation.

Before joining Legal & General, Wian was Commercial and Transformation Director at LV=. He began his career with a range of commercial and pricing roles at HSBC and Skandia / Old Mutual.

Wian studied Actuarial Science at Stellenbosch University, graduating in 2003 as a Bachelor of Commerce before qualifying as a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2008. He volunteers with the Scouts Association and is also a fellow of the Forward Institute.