Royal London has employed former Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson as a non-executive director who will serve on its board.
Davidson served as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party between 2011 and 2019. She is broadly credited with rising the recognition of her celebration north of the border within the face of waning Labour assist and steadfast Scottish National Party efficiency on the polls.
Davidson now joins the corporate having chosen to not stand for re-election on the 2021 Scottish Parliament election 4 days in the past. She will start at Royal London on 8 June.
A former journalist, Davidson has additionally been a reservist within the British Army, and at the moment holds the rank of honorary colonel of 32 Signal Regiment, a place she is going to maintain till subsequent yr.
Davidson turns into the second high-profile political determine employed by Royal London in recent times; in 2015 the pension supplier and life insurer employed former pensions minister Steve Webb shortly after he left the coalition authorities.
Commenting on the information, Royal London chairman Kevin Parry stated Davidson can be a useful addition to the corporate’s board.
‘I’m very happy Ruth has agreed to hitch the board of Royal London,’ he stated.
‘She brings a deep understanding of latest social points and is a powerful advocate for variety and a champion of advancing social and environmental duty.
‘Ruth will probably be a useful and complementary asset to the board as we proceed to make use of our long-term method as a mutual to form the best way we do enterprise.’
Davidson was a keynote speaker on the 2020 NMA Conference & Awards in London. Read our unique interview together with her from the two-day occasion right here.