LIA appoints new director-general

The Life Insurance Association has appointed Mark Ommanney as its new director-general after a six-month selection process.

Ommanney has worked chief executive officer of an AIM listed technology company, and previously acquired 25 years of financial services experience with Sun Life of Canada.

His roles there ranged from individual sales to sales management and ultimately area sales director.

Gavin Tisshaw, president of the LIA, says: “I am delighted that Mark Ommanney has agreed to respond to the challenge and opportunity of helping the LIA further develop our offering to the marketplace and our success.

“We have the goal of significantly increasing membership within five years and developing member services to the point where the LIA is an automatic choice for anyone entering our profession. I am sure that Mark will be a great asset to the LIA in this endeavour.”