Bernie Hickman has recently been appointed as CEO of Legal & General Insurance (LGI), a newly formed division that will have over 7 million customers in the UK and US, providing life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection to individuals and company employees.
Bernie joined Legal & General in 1998 from Commercial Union (now Aviva). Between 2005 and 2010 he was Managing Director, Retail Protection, during which time he launched the UK Protection digital platform, OLP Connect, that provides market leading self-service functionality and high levels of straight-through processing. UK protection, through organic growth, now has a market share of over 25%. He became CEO of Legal & General Home Finance and MD of Individual Retirement in 2014, where he launched its digital platform for lifetime mortgages achieving a 25% market share within the first year. He has also held the positions of Group Financial Controller, Investor Relations Director and Solvency II Managing Director.
LGI will combine Legal & General’s UK and US expertise, technology and insights, in order to grow our existing businesses and establish new digital insurance businesses in selected international markets.