Prudential hires Standard Life’s Hunt as UK & Europe CEO

Suzie Neuwirth

BRITISH insurer Prudential has appointed Standard Life’s Jackie Hunt as its new chief executive for its UK and Europe operations.

She succeeds Rob Devey, who will leave the company at the end of October 2013.

Hunt is currently chief financial officer at rival insurer Standard Life, prior to which she held a number of senior leadership roles at fellow UK insurers RSA and Aviva.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie Hunt as successor to Rob Devey,” said group chief executive Tidjane Thiam.

“Jackie joins Prudential with a proven track record of delivery in the highly competitive UK insurance market. I am delighted that a person of her talent and experience is joining the group. I greatly look forward to working with her.”