Phoenix Group in executive committee appointments

Phoenix Group offices in Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business, said it made two key appointments to its executive committee.

The brands of Phoenix include include Standard Life, SunLife, Phoenix Life and ReAssure.

Bríd Meaney is promoted to Heritage CEO following the news that Andy Moss, Life Companies CEO and Heritage Group Director, is to retire after 18 years at the company, and Jackie Noakes joins Phoenix as Chief Transformation Officer.

The two appointments increase the female ratio on Phoenix Group’s executive committee to more than 42%. More than half of the current Phoenix Group board is now made up of women.

“Bríd Meaney joined the group in 2021 and has worked closely with Andy Moss since then and prior to joining Phoenix Group she served as a Partner for the KPMG Advisory business for more than a decade,” said Phoenix.

“The company has also created a new role of Chief Transformation Officer where Jackie Noakes will lead and enhance Phoenix Group’s change capability, driving and overseeing the group’s change projects.

“She joins from the Bank of Ireland where she served as Group Chief Operating Officer.

“Prior to this, she held senior roles at both Legal & General and American Express, including CEO of Mature Savings at Legal & General.”

Phoenix Group CEO Andy Briggs said: “I am delighted to announce the appointments of Jackie Noakes and Bríd Meaney who will be joining the Phoenix Executive committee. They are exceptional leaders and also make us more diverse.

“I would like to thank Andy Moss for the significant contribution he has made over the past 18 years where he has been instrumental in the growth of Phoenix Group and for building an industry leading Heritage business and wish him well in his retirement.

“The delivery of our change and transformation agenda is critical. Jackie brings extensive experience of shaping and delivering strategic business change, as well as leading and implementing technology enabled business transformation.

“I am confident that her leadership skills and expertise in this newly created role will further strengthen our ability to achieve the goals we have set for the business.”