Find out about the progress we made in 2016
We enjoyed a highly successful 2016 with record levels of sales and increased profits across our business.
Royal London also announced plans to share our profits with an additional 700,000 customers.
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It was a good year for Royal London
We made excellent progress at Royal London in 2016, performing well despite the turbulent year in politics and markets. Sales of our life and pensions products grew rapidly, as did the value of funds that we manage.
Our recent track record of growth shows that our strategy is working. We are providing high-quality products and service and, as a result, our customers and their financial advisers are recommending us to others. Here are some key figures that members need to know:
Our EEV profit before tax, ProfitShare and change in basis for Solvency II (2015: £277m)
ProfitShare allocation for 2016 after tax (2015: £70m)
We are the largest life and pensions mutual in the UK, with £100bn funds under management (2015: £85bn)
The increase in our life and pensions new business on the previous year, calculated on the present value of new business premiums basis
We try to be as open as possible about we how pay our directors because you own the company. We reward our people in a way that we believe will attract and retain the best talent to grow the company for you – our members. Although we’re a mutual and not bound by the same rules as companies that are listed on the stock exchange, we publish information in the same way as we believe it enhances members’ understanding.
The rewards received by our directors and non-executive directors are published each year in our annual report.
Directors' Summary Remuneration report
Appointed: 01 July 2012
David’s 27-year career at Barclays encompassed a wide variety of leadership roles, including operations, technology and risk, and most recently global chief information officer. He subsequently consulted to a number of blue chip and government organisations. He was on the Executive Committee of RSA Insurance Group plc and was group chief risk officer, until his retirement in May 2015.
Board Risk Committee (Chair), Nomination and Audit Committees.
Chairman of Mizuho International Holdings plc, non-executive director of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc and Fidelity International Holdings (UK) plc.
Appointed: 01 April 2011
Andrew was group finance director of Legal & General Group plc where he also held a number of financial and operational roles in the asset management, insurance and international businesses.
Audit Committee (Chair) and sits on the Board Risk and Nomination Committees.
Royal London Asset Management Limited (Chair).
Non-executive director of Direct Line Insurance Group, a trustee and honorary treasurer of Cancer Research UK. Member of Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council. Honorary Treasurer of The Royal School of Needlework.
Appointed: 10 March 2013
Tracey was chief executive of Talaris Limited, an international cash management business, from 2005 to 2010 and led the management buyout of that business from De La Rue. Prior to that, she was president of Sequoia Voting Systems and customer services director at AXA, and held a number of senior positions at HSBC.
Remuneration Committee (Chair), Board Risk and Nomination Committees.
Non-executive director of Link Scheme Limited, Ibstock plc and Acal plc.
Investment Funds Direct Limited (Chair).
Appointed: 01 April 2010 (Duncan retired after the June 2017 AGM)
Duncan was Senior Partner of Bacon & Woodrow, then B&W Deloitte, from 1994 to 2003, and a non-executive director of Henderson Group until December 2013. Duncan was a non-executive director of Halifax from 1994 until it merged with Bank of Scotland in 2001 and then of HBOS Financial Services until 2007. He was president of the Institute of Actuaries from 1996 to 1998.
With-Profits Committee (Chair), Nomination, Board Risk and Audit Committees.
Appointed: 14 November 2014
Ian spent his entire career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, joining the firm (which was then Coopers & Lybrand) in 1974, becoming a partner in 1986. He rose to become a member of the global financial services leadership team and global insurance leader. At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP he had responsibility for the public policy and regulatory affairs of the global network.
Nomination, Investment and Audit Committees.
NHS Litigation Authority (Chairman); Expert Adviser, House of Commons Treasury Committee.
Appointed: 14 January 2015
Sally spent 20 years at AON Hewitt followed by seven years as chief executive officer of the BP Pension Fund. Sally is a Non-Executive Director of LPP Ltd and Impax Asset Management Group plc.
Investment Committee (Chair), Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Independent trustee for Lloyds Banking Group Pension Trustee Limited and NEST Corporation and a member of the Trust Investment Committee at innovation charity Nesta. Non-executive director of Impax Asset Management Group plc and Local Pensions Partnership Limited. Master of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries.
Appointed: 14 December 2012
Jon joined the Group in November 2012 as Chief Risk Officer. He was previously group chief risk officer for RSA and Prudential and has held a number of senior risk and capital management roles at Prudential, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Aviva Plc, Fox-Pitt Kelton, Swiss Re and Zurich and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Disclosure, Independent Governance and Investment Committees.
Appointed: 19 May 2014
Prior to joining Royal London, Tim was chief finance officer for Torus Insurance and held a number of senior executive positions at Aviva Plc, most recently deputy group chief financial officer, and served on the boards of Aviva Ireland and Aviva France. He was also a partner in the Global Capital Markets practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Tim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, and serves on the Insurance Committee of the Financial Services faculty of the ICAEW.
Disclosure, Investment, and With-Profits Committees.
ABI Prudential Regulation, Financial Reporting & Tax Committee (Chair) and ABI (Director). Tim also sits on the PRA Practitioners Committee.
Appointed: 01 October 2011
Prior to joining the Group, Phil spent eight years working in the Insurance Division of Lloyds Banking Group, most recently as managing director of the Life, Pensions and Investments business. Before joining Lloyds Banking Group, Phil held senior leadership positions with AXA, Norwich Union, CGU and Lloyds Abbey Life among others. Phil’s experience has been across both long-term savings and general insurance.
Association of British Insurers (Senior Independent Director).
Appointed: 13 December 2012
Rupert was appointed Chairman after the AGM in 2013. He has extensive financial services industry experience. He was chairman of Henderson Group for eight years and stepped down at its AGM in May 2013. He was deputy governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 1995, prior to which he spent 16 years with The Economist, where he was editor from 1986 to 1993.
Nomination Committee (Chair), member of Remuneration Committee and attends all other committees.
Non-executive chairman of the Economist Group and PGI Group Limited, Independent National Director of Times Newspapers Holdings Limited.