Vitality creates new Chief Sustainability Officer role and makes three senior appointments
30 April 2021 – Vitality has announced three senior appointments as it creates a new position at executive level to lead its sustainability agenda.
Deepak Jobanputra, Managing Director of VitalityLife, becomes Vitality’s Chief Sustainability Officer with immediate effect. Deepak has been with VitalityLife (formerly PruProtect) since 2007 and has been instrumental in building the business to where it is today with contributions across product design, reinsurance and underwriting. He will now drive Vitality’s sustainability strategy from the top of the business, remaining part of Vitality’s Group Executive Committee.
Justin Skinner becomes the new Managing Director of VitalityLife. Formerly Chief Risk Officer, Justin is an accomplished actuary with extensive risk and capital experience. Kirsty Leece, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, takes up the role of Chief Risk Officer. Kirsty is a CERA qualified actuary and joined the business earlier this year from Willis Towers Watson where she specialised in risk management and led the UK Life risk proposition.
Neville Koopowitz, Group Chief Executive Officer of Vitality said: “Deepak’s deep understanding of our business combined with his credibility as leader makes him the ideal candidate to help drive our sustainability strategy as we step up our ambition this year. We have been a purpose-driven organisation from the start with our business model built on creating a virtuous circle that delivers value to members, our business and wider society. We now want to make an even greater impact addressing some of society’s biggest challenges.”
“Justin’s appointment places VitalityLife in a strong position as it enters a new chapter of growth. Having served as Vitality’s Group Chief Risk Officer for the past four years, he brings a wealth of business knowledge and industry experience to the role.”
“Kirsty’s extensive risk expertise will help to further strengthen our risk and compliance capabilities across all of our businesses. Since joining Vitality a few months ago, she has immersed herself in the business and added a huge amount of value in a very short time.”
Justin’s and Kirsty’s appointments are subject to regulatory approval.
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