Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Rose St Louis as Chief Protection Officer.

St Louis, who will join the bank on March 15, replaces Gary Burchett who will retire later this year.

She was previously Director of Insurance Practice at KPMG and has over 20 years of experience in financial services.

In his new role, St Louis will be responsible for leading the development and growth of the protection businesses of Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish Widows.

Craig Thornton, Director of General Insurance, Protection and Investments at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Rose’s experience across the entire insurance value chain has given her a deep understanding of client needs. and the problems encountered by intermediaries.

“She is ideally placed to develop proposals that meet their needs and stimulate best practices in the sector.

“Rose is a leading figure in the UK protection market and is recognized for her inclusive and award-winning approach to delivering client services, and I could not be happier that she leads our protection team.

“I would like to thank Gary for all of his hard work which has been invaluable in helping us strengthen and grow our presence in the protection market, and I am pleased that his planned retirement later this year will allow him to work alongside de Rose for a moment. “

St Louis added: “I am delighted to join the Lloyds team at a time when protection is a priority.

“This role gives me the opportunity to focus on the area of ​​financial services that I am most passionate about, while developing the Scottish Widow Protection business and building on the solid foundation created by Gary Burchett and his team. .

“By working together, we plan to grow stronger in creating financial resilience for more clients and to continue to develop initiatives that will help close the UK protection gap. “