Canada Life hires industry heavyweight Nick Flynn

Canada Life has appointed Nick Flynn as sales director, annuities. Nick will be responsible for  supporting the Canada Life bulk annuity proposition to take advantage of increasing market demand for de-risking solutions, alongside sales for individual annuities and partnerships.

Nick will work with teams from across Canada Life to develop the bulk proposition, manage existing scheme administration and on-boarding and is also responsible for individual annuity sales. Nick joins from LEBC Group where he was managing director at The Retirement Adviser, and brings with him a wealth of experience from 24 years in the financial services industry. Prior to working at LEBC, Nick worked at Origen as head of retirement services.

Ian Watson, managing director, annuities, Canada Life commented:

“Nick is a great hire for us as we continue to see strong demand for de-risking solutions from employers and trustees, as well as continued demand for guaranteed lifetime income products from retail clients. He brings a wealth of experience from across the retail and adviser market which will put us in good stead as we develop and evolve our take-to-market strategy.”

Nick Flynn, sales director, annuities, Canada Life said:

“It’s a great time for me to be joining the business given the opportunity and scope to develop our proposition. The demand for de-risking solutions shows no sign of slowing. Given our experience and track record we have a fantastic base to build from.”