Phoenix hires Bank of Ireland COO for 'critical' transformation role as life CEO Andy Moss retires

Phoenix Group has made key changes to its top executives in a significant reshuffle that sees Bríd Meaney promoted to CEO of its Heritage business and a newly created transformation role filled by Bank of Ireland COO Jackie Noakes. 

Meany (pictured) was previously finance director at Phoenix Group Life Companies and Noakes has joined the company as chief transformation officer, the company said in a statement on 6 September. 

The two appointments follow the news that Andy Moss, life companies CEO and heritage group director, is set to retire after 18 years at the firm.

Moss took up his role in May 2014, having previously worked as Phoenix Life finance director and deputy finance director of the firm's Resolution Life business. He joined the company in 2004. Earlier in his career, Moss held roles across KPMG, Nationwide Life and Eagle Star Group.

Meaney moved to Phoenix in 2021 from KPMG, where she was a partner in the firm's advisory business for more than a decade. Meany and Moss have worked closely together, according to Phoenix.

Noakes joins the company from the Bank of Ireland where she was group chief operating officer. Prior to this, she held senior roles at both Legal & General and American Express. In her newly created position at Phoenix, the former CEO of mature savings at Legal & General will lead the firms' change capability, it said.

The recent appointments increase the female ratio on Phoenix' executive committee to more than 42%. More than half of the current Phoenix Group board is now made up of women, according to the business.

Andy Briggs, CEO at Phoenix, said: "I am delighted to announce the appointments of Jackie Noakes and Brid Meaney who will be joining the Phoenix executive committee. They are exceptional leaders and also make us more diverse.

"I would like to thank Andy Moss for the significant contribution he has made over the past 18 years where he has been instrumental in the growth of Phoenix Group and for building an industry-leading Heritage business and wish him well in his retirement.

Briggs added that delivery of the firm's change and transformation agenda was critical. "Jackie brings extensive experience of shaping and delivering strategic business change, as well as leading and implementing technology-enabled business transformation. I am confident that her leadership skills and expertise in this newly created role will further strengthen our ability to achieve the goals we have set for the business."

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