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LV= appoints Mary Stewart as Head of Corporate Solutions

Press release: 01/02/2017

Pensions and retirement specialist, LV=, has appointed Mary Stewart as head of its Corporate Solutions business, which works with organisations to provide specialist retirement advice and tools to their pension scheme members.

Mary will be instrumental in leading the mutual’s commitment to delivering engaging, accessible and affordable retirement solutions that help members of both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes have a safe and secure retirement.

From a career that began as a vet, Mary soon moved into the corporate world and joins LV= with over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, including fourteen years at Mars. For the last ten years Mary has developed her career in financial services, including spending seven years as Sales and Marketing Director at SIPP provider Hornbuckle Mitchell and, more recently, working as Business Development Director of debt advice firm PayPlan.

Steve Lewis, Sales and Marketing Director at LV=, said: “We are thrilled to have Mary on-board to head up our Corporate Solutions team, particularly at a time when the pensions industry is going through significant change and is increasingly in the spotlight. With an abundance of knowledge both in and out of pensions, she will undoubtedly complement the skills and talent that already exist in the team and ensure we can continue to offer the right solutions for different organisations.”

Mary Stewart said: “I’m looking forward to helping LV= further strengthen its corporate offering at such an exciting period of change in the pensions sector and when retirees need all the support they can get.

“During my last ten years in financial services, I’ve worked with both advisers who help high net worth individuals and, at the other end of the spectrum, advisers who help people in financial difficulty. I believe that everyone has the right to a safe, secure retirement and I’m delighted to be part of LV=’s quest to make retirement advice accessible and affordable to all.”

Visit the LV= Corporate Solutions site to learn more.

For further information please contact:

Robyn Margetts,, 020 7634 4418 / 07342 056747

Hannah Fensome,, 0207 634 4497 / 07584 889174

About LV=

LV= employs over 6,000 people and serves over 5.8 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 are currently the UK’s number one brand for Insurance and Investments, according to the 2015 YouGov Brand Index Buzz Rankings.

We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations including ASDA and Nationwide Building Society.

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. LVFS is a member of the ABI and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF. Further details can be found on our website: