Leadership

Executive leadership | M&G Prudential Limited Board

 

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at M&G Prudential – but our business is built on our people.

John Foley
Chief Executive
John Foley
Chief Executive

John became Chief Executive of M&G Prudential in August 2017, having spent 17 years within the Prudential Group in a number of senior roles including Chief Executive of Prudential Capital, Group Chief Risk Officer, Group Investment Director, and most recently, Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe. In January 2016, he rejoined the board of Prudential plc, having already served a previous term while Group Investment Director. Prior to joining Prudential, John spent over 20 years at Hill Samuel & Co, where he worked in every division of the bank, culminating in senior roles in risk, capital markets and treasury for the combined TSB and Hill Samuel Bank.

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Clare Bousfield
Deputy Chief Executive, M&G Prudential, and Chief Executive, Prudential UK
Clare Bousfield
Deputy Chief Executive, M&G Prudential, and Chief Executive, Prudential UK

Clare leads Prudential UK, driving our business transformation and helping to shape the wider M&G Prudential business, becoming deputy Chief Executive of M&G Prudential in September 2017. As with Anne, she will also be supporting John in realising revenue synergies through closer collaboration in new product development and distribution, while creating opportunities across the business to better serve our customers. 

Clare joined Prudential UK and Europe from Aegon in November 2016, where she was Chief Financial Officer and led the strategic review and transformation of Aegon’s UK business. With over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industries, including serving as Chief Financial Officer at Swiss Re, Clare has built a strong reputation for leading and developing high performing teams across multiple business locations. She also has extensive experience in dealing with international regulators, including those in the UK, Ireland and various countries in Continental Europe, as well as Asia and the USA.

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Miguel Ortiz
Chief Operating Officer
Miguel Ortiz
Chief Operating Officer

Miguel leads the process of bringing M&G and Prudential UK&E together, as well as overseeing all our major transformational projects and the operations and IT functions for M&G Prudential.

Miguel joined Prudential from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was Senior Partner and Global Head of Life Insurance. He set up the UK insurance practice for BCG, and has worked across asset management, wealth management, life and P&C insurance with local and global clients. Prior to joining BCG in 1998, Miguel was a theoretical physicist, working at MIT and Imperial College. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge.

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Grant Speirs
Chief Financial Officer
Grant Speirs
Chief Financial Officer

Grant Speirs joined M&G as Chief Financial Officer in November 2008, becoming Chief Financial Officer of M&G Prudential in September 2017.

Grant was previously finance director of PPM South Africa for nine years, where he was responsible for investment operations, compliance, risk and IT, in addition to finance. Before this he spent two years at Maple Financial Group in the UK as a project accountant, before returning to South Africa. He originally qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg in 1996.

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Keith Davies
Chief Risk Officer
Keith Davies
Chief Risk Officer

Director of Prudential Group-wide Internal Audit since September 2015, Keith moved to his new role with M&G Prudential in November 2017. He has overall responsibility for risk, compliance and the relationships with our regulators.  

Keith joined Prudential in 2011 as Audit Director for Risk, before becoming Chief Risk Officer for PruCap and PPMG in early 2014. Prior to joining Prudential, Keith initially worked as a management consultant, before starting a 20-year career in financial services, including spells at Standard Chartered, Standard Bank and Deutsche Bank in risk management and internal audit, the role of Lead Economist for the Americas for SCB, and two years in the policy team at the UK FSA.  

Keith has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in economics and econometrics from the University of Bristol.

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Jonathan (Jack) Daniels
Chief Investment Officer of Prudential UK; Group Treasurer for Prudential plc
Jonathan (Jack) Daniels
Chief Investment Officer of Prudential UK; Group Treasurer for Prudential plc

Jack manages PruCap and the Investment Office of Prudential UK and oversees its investment activity. He has a dual reporting line to Clare Bousfield and to John Foley. Jack is also Group Treasurer for Prudential plc, reporting to Mark Fitzpatrick for these activities.

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Irene McDermott Brown
Human Resources Director
Irene McDermott Brown
Human Resources Director

Irene joined Prudential UK & Europe in August 2016 from Barclays, where she was Group Human Resources Director. She became HR Director of M&G Prudential in September 2017. She has also held senior roles at BP and Cable & Wireless, as well as running her own consultancy business.

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Nicole Jones
Chief of Staff
Nicole Jones
Chief of Staff
Nicole is  responsible for supporting the implementation of the strategy of the combined business. She has served in a similar role for Prudential UK & Europe since May 2016, and has also been responsible for Prudential Global Services in Mumbai. Before joining Prudential, Nicole was with Egon Zehnder where she was a member of the Financial Services Practice. Previously she was Head of Investor Relations at Xchanging plc where she also held roles in Corporate and Business Development. 
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