The ABI has today announced three new appointments to its Board:
Tracy Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, Pension Insurance Corporation
Addy Loudiadis, Chief Executive Officer, Rothesay
Andy Curran, Chief Executive Officer, CEO Savings and Retirement UK & Europe and Group Director Scotland, Phoenix Group, who becomes chair of the ABI’s Long Term Savings Committee.
Jon Dye, ABI Board Chair and Chief Executive, Allianz Holdings, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Tracy, Addy and Andy to the ABI Board. I look forward to the wealth of experience and expertise that they will each bring to the committee, which will no doubt be invaluable at this challenging and pivotal time for the industry.”
Addy Loudiadis said:
“I am delighted to join the Board of the ABI in what is a crucial time for our sector. As the world faces a period of prolonged uncertainty, the insurance industry has a vital role to play in supporting a resilient UK economy, providing security and peace of mind for millions across the country. As the UK’s largest pensions insurance specialist, I look forward to sharing Rothesay’s experience and knowledge with the Board as we work to achieve this collective mission.”
Tracy Blackwell said:
“At this time of unprecedented challenge, the insurance industry as a whole has a key role to play in helping the country weather the immediate crisis. But it also has a key role to play in the long-term, including funding the investments that will create jobs, help the economy become greener, and benefit future generations.
“The ABI is a crucial voice in this, working with government, regulators and other stakeholders to ensure that the regulatory regime encourages a more purposeful industry, with the socially beneficial outcomes that flow from this.”
Andy Curran said:
“I’m delighted to be taking on this role with the ABI. The committee has a significant responsibility in shaping the direction of the ABI’s work to help people save for their future, and in developing policies for the long-term savings industry. It has been a difficult year for many savers, and it’s never been more important to listen to customers and understand the challenges they face. It’s vital our industry continues to adapt and innovate, and I’m very much looking forward to working with fellow committee members as we respond to the new landscape.”
PIC’s purpose is to pay the pensions of its current and future policyholders. The company’s £50 billion portfolio is invested in secure long-term assets, including social housing, renewable energy and heavy infrastructure in line with that purpose, helping create jobs, ease the shift to a green economy, and ensure intergenerational balance. PIC has an excellent reputation for customer service and holds the Institute of Customer Service’s ServiceMark with Distinction for policyholder care. Tracy was one of PIC’s founders, and has been CEO since 2015, before which she was Chief Investment Officer.
Tracy is a member of Wellcome Trust’s Investment Committee; an Advisory Council member on the Diversity Project; and Trustee and Honourable Treasurer of the Elton John Aids Foundation. Areas of particular interest include: “The Purpose of Finance”, a project seeking to redefine the social contract with financial services, and diversity in financial services.
Antigone (Addy) Loudiadis is Rothesay’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. Rothesay is the UK’s largest pensions insurance specialist, managing over £50bn in assets and securing the pensions of over 800,000 people. Rothesay was purpose-built to protect pensions and is trusted by some of the UK’s best known companies to provide pension solutions.
Prior to establishing Rothesay, Addy was a partner of Goldman Sachs and served as the co-head of the Investment Banking Division in Europe. Before moving to Investment Banking, Addy was head of European Fixed Income Sales at Goldman Sachs, having joined in 1994.
Andy is Chief Executive Officer of the Phoenix UK and European Savings and Retirement business, Group Director Scotland, and the Chair of the Long Terms Savings Committee of the ABI. Andy has over 30 years of life and pensions experience – most recently as Managing Director Corporate, Aviva UK Insurance, accountable for Aviva’s UK Corporate businesses. Andy has held senior positions at Prudential and was UK Chief Executive Officer for FriendsLife.