Standard Life appoints Barry O’Dwyer

Standard Life has appointed Barry O’Dwyer as managing director, workplace.

O’Dwyer (pictured) will join from Prudential, where he is deputy chief executive, UK and Europe.

Paul Matthews, chief executive officer, UK and Europe, at Standard Life, said: “[O’Dwyer] joins Standard Life to lead a core part of our business.

“As a leading player in industry debate, he brings with him a wealth of experience of the UK and Europe markets alongside knowing Standard Life very well. 

“We have ambitious plans for the growth of our workplace business underpinned by our investment in building market-leading propositions, great investment solutions and talented people.

O’Dwyer added: “I am very excited to be joining Standard Life at such a pivotal time. Standard Life’s approach to workplace pensions is driven by a clear understanding of the issues that face millions of people in the UK today.

“This customer focus, the company’s values and [its] passion for making a difference is what attracted me to this role. I look forward to helping [it] achieve [its] ambitions.”