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RL360° and IFGL strengthen management team

Mark Salthouse

Two senior appointments announced

International life company RL360° and its parent company International Financial Group Limited have announced two appointments to their senior management team.

Simon Barwell is RL360°’s new marketing director, having been in the role on an interim basis since February 2016.

Mark Salthouse, who has been working as a consultant for IFGL on its acquisition strategy, will take on the role of director of group strategy for IFGL.

Simon’s career began at Friends Provident in 1989. Since then he has worked across the life insurance market, most recently as an interim programme director at St James’s Place Wealth Management.

His experience is extensive and, for the last 11 years, he has carved out a successful interim career, working for a range of diverse, blue chip, financial services companies.

Mark is a business change programme director with 30 years’ consulting experience across a range of industries worldwide. He spent 28 years with PW/PwC/IBM, becoming a partner in 1999 and going on to create IBM’s European analytics practice.

Mark moved to RL360° to lead the integration of CMI into IFGL and is managing the purchase process for the Friends Provident International acquisition. Mark will continue in that role on a permanent basis, as well as working on any further acquisitions and key strategic projects. He joins the IFGL Executive team.

Commenting on the appointments David Kneeshaw, chief executive of IFGL said:

‘Our drive for growth, both organic and transactional, means that we need to strengthen the management of IFGL and RL360. I have known both Simon and Mark for many years and together they add a broad range of experience and capability which makes us stronger.’

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