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Scottish Widows makes key appointment

Scottish Widows has appointed Richard Clark as head of product development and marketing.

Clark joins from Sainsbury’s Bank where he was head of marketing communications.

Reporting to Graeme Hartop, managing director, he will be responsible for developing the bank’s marketing strategy and have overall responsibility for product design and marketing communications for the bank.

Clark has over 13 years of experience in financial services gained in a number of senior roles including marketing controller for Tesco motor insurance and product manager for Halifax personal loans.

Hartop says: “Scottish Widows has been commended in recent years for its product innovation and in developing competitive propositions for the marketplace that have astutely complimented the offerings from the wider Lloyds TSB group.

“This is a pivotal role within the company and Richard’s skills, experience and fresh outlook will help to deliver further enhancements to our product offering and drive future success.”

Clark adds: “Scottish Widows has consistently been at the cutting edge of product development, leading the way in a number of niche markets.

“I am looking forward to the challenges that the role will present and I hope to contribute to the continuing success of the bank.”

Clark replaces Murdo McHardy, who left Scottish Widows to join Intelligent Finance in October.

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