Canada Life appoints Rebecca Gladstone as Head of Public Policy

Rebecca joins Canada Life UK from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) where she was Stakeholder & Public Affairs Manager. She previously worked at international business consultancy firm FTI Consulting as a Director in their Strategic Communications practice, where she acted as a financial services specialist. She began her career in insurance within the Public Affairs Team at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the trade association for the UK insurance and long-term savings industry and has also held a number of public policy roles within the automotive and health sectors.

Lindsey Rix-Broom, UK Chief Executive Officer, Canada Life UK said:
“I’m delighted Rebecca has joined our business at a time when our industry continues to go through significant change. With a proven track record and a wealth of experience gained from working within the regulatory framework and industry, her expertise will be key in helping to deliver against our strategic focus and ambitions.”

Rebecca Gladstone, Head of Public Policy, Canada Life UK commented:
“I’m really pleased to join Canada Life UK at such an exciting time for the business. Canada Life’s scale and drive to improve customer outcomes make it perfectly placed to play a greater role in helping to shape the issues affecting consumers as they plan for their futures, and I am looking forward to driving forward Canada Life UK’s public policy ambitions.

About Canada Life:

Canada Life is part of a group of companies controlled by Great-West Lifeco Inc., a diversified financial services holding company headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada. Through its subsidiary companies, Lifeco has operations in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Great-West Lifeco and its insurance subsidiaries have received strong ratings from major rating agencies.  Great-West Lifeco has over 38 million customers worldwide and £1.532trillion assets under administration (as at 31 December 2022).

Canada Life Limited began operations in the United Kingdom in 1903 and looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals and companies alike. As well as providing stability and security through its individual contracts, Canada Life Limited has grown to become the leading provider of competitively priced group insurance solutions. Canada Life acquired Retirement Advantage on 3rd January 2018 for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition added over 30,000 retirement income and equity release customers and more than £2 billion of assets under management including a £1.5 billion block of in-force annuities to Canada Life.

Canada Life Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Canada Life International Limited and CLI Institutional Limited are Isle of Man registered companies authorised and regulated by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Canada Life International Assurance Limited and Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland) DAC are authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.