Executive profiles

The quality of our leadership is fundamental to the growth and success of our business and we are committed to investing in the development of our senior management and potential future managers.

  • John Foley was appointed as Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe and as an executive director of Prudential plc in January 2016. He retains responsibility for Prudential Capital and Prudential Portfolio Management Group. He was appointed as Interim Chief Executive of Prudential UK & Europe in October 2015.

    John joined Prudential as Deputy Group Treasurer in 2000, before being appointed Managing Director, Prudential Capital, and Group Treasurer in 2001. He was appointed as Chief Executive of Prudential Capital and to the Group Executive Committee in 2007. John was appointed to the position of Group Chief Risk Officer and joined the Prudential plc Board in 2011. In 2013 he was appointed to the new role of Group Investment Director, leaving the Board but remaining a member of the Group Executive Committee.

    Before joining Prudential, John spent three years with National Australia Bank as General Manager of Global Capital Markets. He began his career at Hill Samuel & Co. Limited where, over a 20-year period, he worked in every division of the bank, culminating in senior roles in risk, capital markets and treasury of the combined TSB and Hill Samuel Bank..

  • John was appointed Executive Director of Distribution at Prudential UK & Europe in April 2014. Distribution brings together all areas associated with delivering the UK sales plan, covering all Distribution Channels, Distribution Strategy & Change, Risk & Controls, Distribution Operations, Business Development & Technical, Channel Marketing and Sales Communications & Events.

    John joined Prudential in July 2010 as Product Director and was appointed as Managing Director of Retail Life & Pensions in May 2013. John has led a number of important initiatives in the business, such as sponsorship of the Retail Distribution Review Programme and development of our with-profits proposition to maintain its market-leading position.

    John has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and before joining Prudential he held several senior management positions in Halifax, HBoS and the Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to that he worked in intermediary sales, as an IFA, and in pensions operations for Commercial Union among other companies.

  • Aki was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Prudential UK & Europe in June 2013, having been on the Board of the Prudential Assurance Company Limited since March 2012. He also assumed accountability for the Actuarial function from April 2014. Aki joined Prudential in July 2009 as the Business Representative for the Prudential UK & Europe business in the Group CEO’s office.

    Aki has held a number of senior roles in the Financial Services, Telecoms and Media sectors. He was Finance Director for the Consumer Bank division at Lloyds Banking Group until June 2009, and before that he was Finance Director for the Consumer division of ntl (now Virgin Media) until June 2006. While at ntl his responsibilities from time to time included operational aspects of the business including Call Centre management, Complaints department, IT and Procurement.

    Aki is a chartered accountant having qualified with KPMG.

  • Cathy was appointed Executive Director of Corporate Services at Prudential UK & Europe in April 2014. Corporate Services brings together the services that are used equally by all parts of the business: Brand & Sponsorship, Creative, HR, Corporate Responsibility, PPMS, PR, Internal Communications and Sourcing. By bringing these genuinely shared services into a single function, Corporate Services allows the business to run these teams as efficiently and effectively as possible, while continuing to provide high quality support.

    Prior to joining Prudential, Cathy spent several years in financial services, most recently as the Group HR Director for Co-operative Financial Services and before that as Group Reward Director for Abbey Plc (now Santander UK). Cathy’s previous roles also include Group Head of Leadership & Talent for BAA plc and HR Director for Gatwick Airport. Her early career was spent in various HR roles in the retail sector.

  • Tulsi is the Executive Director at Prudential UK & Europe with responsibility for strategy, public affairs and commercial leadership of the retail and wholesale business lines. Before her current role Tulsi was Chief Operations Officer with responsibility for IT, Customer Service, Change and Prudential’s shared service centre in India. In that role she focused on transforming Prudential’s customer delivery while delivering significant regulatory change. In her current role she now continues to lead the digital agenda within the business.

    Prior to joining Prudential, Tulsi worked as an investment banker with CSFB and before that in structured finance with ICICI. She has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a B.A. in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics. Tulsi has served as a member of Business in the Community’s Education Leadership Team since 2011.

  • Shali was appointed Executive Director of Operations at Prudential UK & Europe in September 2014, with responsibility for determining and delivering the customer service strategy, delivering insourced and outsourced customer service, Pru Change, Pru IT and Service Development to support the business strategy.

    Shali joined Prudential in 2010 as Head of Commercial and went on to become Director of Commercial in 2013. She has a detailed understanding of the Operations function and also brings to the role a wide knowledge of third party commercial contracts in the financial services sector.

    Before joining Prudential, Shali spent a number of years working for account management organisations, holding the roles of Business Development Director for RR Donnelley Global Document Solutions and Account Director at Capita Business Services and Cap Gemini.

  • Pat was appointed as Interim Chief Risk Officer of Prudential UK & Europe in November 2015. He joined Prudential Group Head Office in May 2011 as Director of Group Risk, Governance & Reporting. In late 2013 he became Group Risk Chief Operating Officer.

    Pat was previously the Risk and Compliance Director at PruCap from April 2007, where he was responsible for all aspects of treasury and wholesale risk management, including credit, liquidity, market, operational and regulatory risk. Prior to this, he was Wholesale Risk Director at Egg Banking for three years. He has been with the Prudential Group since 2004.

  • Guy has been Head of Prudential UK & Europe’s Legal & Company Secretariat teams since November 2010. Since this time he has enhanced the effectiveness of the company’s legal function and his extensive experience and expertise has further strengthened the Prudential Group Leadership Team.

    Prior to joining Prudential, Guy was an Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London, He previously held senior roles at Clifford Chance LLP, London, as Senior Assistant, Global Financial Institutions Group, and at two law firms in South Africa. Guy is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and an attorney in South Africa.

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