Lloyds poaches Aviva life boss

Lloyds Banking Group has poached Aviva’s head of UK life insurance to run its own insurance business. Toby Strauss had worked for Aviva since 2008, and will join the firm as group director of insurance and a member of the group executive committee, subject to FSA approval. Lloyds chief executive António Horta-Osório has made a number of senior hires since taking over the top job in March.