Ruth Davidson appointed non-executive director of Royal London
Former Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson has been appointed as a non-executive director of life insurance, pensions and investment mutual Royal London.
Her appointment will commence from June 8.
Ms Davidson served as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party from 2011 to 2019 and prior to that worked in news and current affairs journalism for ten years. Following the 2021 Scottish Parliament election on 6 May 2021 and having chosen not to stand for re-election, she is no longer MSP for Edinburgh Central and will be pursuing a plural career.
Commenting on the appointment Kevin Parry, chairman of Royal London, said: “I am very pleased Ruth has agreed to join the board of Royal London. She brings a deep understanding of contemporary societal issues and is a strong advocate for diversity and a champion of advancing social and environmental responsibility. Ruth will be an invaluable and complementary asset to the board as we continue to use our long-term approach as a mutual to shape the way we do business.”
Ruth Davidson added: “I love the values and philosophy of mutuals and I am delighted to be joining Royal London, which practises those values every day. It is a supportive and responsible employer and, as the UK’s largest mutual life insurer, it takes decisions for the long term, wholly focussed on providing security to its millions of members and policyholders.
” I look forward to championing in the areas of diversity and social responsibility as Royal London continues to develop and deliver excellence.”