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“I am delighted that Simon has agreed to join the board at LV=. As well as his extensive commercial and technical knowledge of the life insurance sector and financial services, he has a strong track record helping businesses to grow and prosper for all stakeholders, including as chair of the specialist Cambridge & Counties Bank, and is the right candidate to lead LV= into the future.
“It has been a privilege to serve as interim chair since February and I very much look forward to working with Simon to ensure a smooth handover.”
“I am honoured to be taking the chair of such a distinguished British business, and at such an important time in LV=’s 179-year history. I was attracted to the strength of the LV= brand and mutual ethos, and my focus will be on building a strong and thriving business for the benefit of our members, advisers and employees.
“As chair, I am determined that LV= will put its members at the heart of everything we do, as we drive the business forward.
“LV= is a fantastic business which I am extremely proud to lead. I look forward to working with my board colleagues, and the wider LV= executive team, to forge a bright future for LV= as part of a vibrant mutual sector.”
Simon Moore began his financial services career as a graduate trainee at Lloyds Banking Group. He joined Chase Manhattan Bank in 1994 as a member of the global insurance team in London and New York working across life, general insurance and reinsurance.
He joined Barclays Bank in 2003 where he worked in various leadership roles and in 2009 he became chair of Barclays Corporate in the South West of England and Wales. In 2011, he joined the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where he held a broad international remit before he took over the London team, which included the financial services team.
Simon left the CBI in 2016 and has since embarked on his chair and board career. He was previously chair of Pennant Group PLC and stepped down last year from this role having built the corporate governance model and overseen the transformation and turnaround of the business.
He joined PCF Bank as chair in 2022, is also the chair of RCI Bank UK and will be completing his term as chair of Cambridge and Counties Bank in 2022.
Simon is a qualified cricket umpire and holds a series of trustee volunteer roles at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the University of the West of England and previously in the Government Office of the South West.