– UK, London – Prudential plc (LSE:PRU) announces the appointment of John Foley as Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe and as an executive director of Prudential with immediate effect.
Mr Foley was appointed Interim Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe in October last year. He was previously Group Investment Director, and has worked as Group Chief Risk Officer and in senior investment and risk management positions since joining Prudential in 2000. Mr Foley retains responsibility for Prudential Capital and Prudential Portfolio Management Group.
Mike Wells, Group Chief Executive of Prudential, said: “John has played a huge role in the Group’s success in recent years. He helped to steer the Group through the financial crisis as Chief Risk Officer and has gone on to strengthen our investment oversight as Group Investment Director. I am therefore delighted that he has now agreed to lead Prudential UK & Europe. He will be able to deploy his leadership skills and exceptional knowledge of the investment landscape to provide the best possible outcomes for our shareholders and our millions of customers in the UK.”
Paul Manduca, Chairman of Prudential, said: “John has more than 35 years’ experience in financial services and an in-depth knowledge of Prudential UK & Europe. His appointment, which followed an internal and external search, demonstrates once again the value of the Board’s rigorous succession planning process.”
John Foley said: “I am delighted that I am joining the team at Prudential UK & Europe on a permanent basis. I know the business well and look forward to helping it to continue to meet the needs of our millions of customers in the fast-changing UK market.”
About John Foley
John William Foley joined Prudential as Deputy Group Treasurer in 2000, before being appointed Managing Director, Prudential Capital, and Group Treasurer in 2001. He was appointed Chief Executive, Prudential Capital, and to the Group Executive Committee in 2007. Mr Foley was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer and joined the Prudential plc Board in 2011. In 2013 he was appointed to the new role of Group Investment Director, leaving the Board but remaining a member of the Group Executive Committee. He was appointed as Interim Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe in October 2015. Before joining Prudential, he spent three years with National Australia Bank as General Manager, Global Capital Markets. Mr Foley began his career at Hill Samuel & Co. Limited where, over a 20-year period, he worked in every division of the bank, culminating in senior roles in risk, capital markets and treasury of the combined TSB and Hill Samuel Bank.
About Prudential plc
Prudential plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world’s leading financial services groups, serving around 25 million insurance customers. It has £505 billion of assets under management (as at 30 June 2015). Prudential plc is listed on stock exchanges in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.
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