26 Sep 2007
Prudential plc announces the appointment of Stephen Whitehead as Group Communications Director
The Board of Prudential plc (Prudential) announces the appointment of Stephen Whitehead as Group Communications Director with Group-wide responsibility for all external and internal communications.
Stephen will join Prudential by the end of 2007 and be a member of the Group Executive Committee reporting to Group Chief Executive Mark Tucker.
Stephen joins from Barclays PLC where he is currently Group Corporate Affairs Director, a role he has held since 2005. Prior to this he was Group Corporate Affairs Director for Allied Domecq PLC before its acquisition by Pernod Ricard. Over his 23 year career Stephen has held senior and global policy, public affairs and communications positions at Diageo, Eli Lilly and Company and GlaxoWellcome.
Mark Tucker said:
"I am truly delighted to welcome Stephen to the Prudential. His proven skills and leadership qualities will greatly enhance our communications capabilities. He will be a great addition to our leadership team in delivering our continued growth and success."
Stephen Whitehead said:
"I am very excited at the prospect of joining Prudential. Under the leadership of Mark Tucker the organisation is undergoing significant transformation in terms of performance and reputation globally and I am greatly looking forward to contributing to this upward momentum."
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Notes to Editor:
1. About Stephen Whitehead
Stephen Whitehead joins Prudential plc from Barclays PLC where he is Group Corporate Affairs Director. Previously, Stephen was Director, External Affairs for Grand Metropolitan PLC/Group Alcohol Policy Director Diageo plc; Director Corporate Affairs, European Operations, Eli Lilly and Company. Most recently Stephen was Group Corporate Affairs Director on the Executive Board of Allied Domecq PLC prior to the acquisition of this business by Pernod Ricard. He joined Barclays in 2005.
Stephen was educated at Ilkley Grammar School and graduated from the University of Manchester BA (Hons) in American Studies and currently lives in London.
2. About Prudential
Prudential plc is a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in England, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 150 years and has £257 billion in assets under management as at 30 June 2007. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.
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