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Scottish Widows appoints IT director

Scottish Widows has appointed Chris Torkington as IT director.

Torkington will be responsible for directing and controlling Scottish Widows&#39 IT division to ensure that all IT development meets the company&#39s current and future needs and provides a compliant and secure technology environment.

He joins Scottish Widows from his current role as chief executive of Rural Regeneration Cumbria, England&#39s first rural regeneration company. He set up the company in 2003 where it now covers a £275m programme of work.

Prior to this Torkington was director, group risk information systems for Barclays.

Ron Whatford, managing director of operations at Scottish Widows, says: “Chris brings a broad range of skills and experience, having worked in a variety of commercial environments and will be a tremendous addition to the senior team in operations and more widely to Scottish Widows and the Lloyds TSB group.”

Torkington will join Scottish Widows late July/early August 2004.

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