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