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LV= appoints Chris Rolland as Claims Director

Press release: 30/04/2012

LV= has appointed Chris Rolland as Claims Director. Chris will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of claims within LV='s general insurance business and will report into Chief Operating Officer, Peter Horton.

Prior to joining LV= Chris was CEO and Vice President of American Express Insurance Services Europe, where he was responsible for running marketing, distribution, relationship management, risk and compliance, underwriting, regulatory controls and operations.

Before joining American Express, Chris worked for Legal & General and BUPA, holding various senior leadership roles, and was a member of the UK ABI PMI committee. He also holds an MBA, economics degree and various professional qualifications with the Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Financial Services.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Horton, said: "LV= has gone through significant profitable growth over the last few years and I am delighted to make this key appointment within my team. Chris and I will work hand-in-hand to ensure LV= provides an excellent service to customers making a claim. Chris has extensive experience at a senior level in the industry and I am confident he will be an excellent leader for the claims team."

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About LV=

LV= employs 5,000 people and serves over five million customers with a range of financial products. We are the UK's largest friendly society and a leading financial mutual.

When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products.

We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations such as ASDA, Nationwide Building Society and a range of trades unions.

LVFS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 110035. LVFS is a member of the ABI, the AFM and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.