IFGL makes two major appointments

09 May 2018

IFGL - which owns the RL360, RL360 Services and Ardan International brands - has appointed two senior staff to fill major new roles.

Sue-Ann Ind has joined as Group Risk Director, while Donald MacLeod takes on the role of RL360’s Chief Actuary. 

IFGL’s Chief Executive David Kneeshaw said: “These two senior roles have been created to reflect the recent and future growth of IFGL. Both Sue-Ann and Donald will be excellent additions to our senior team.” 

As Group Risk Director, Sue-Ann will take responsibility for Risk, Legal and Compliance across all of IFGL’s companies. She joins from Old Mutual Plc in the UK, where she was Risk and Compliance Director. 

“I am delighted to be taking up this role at such an important and exciting time at IFGL where the organisational culture is strong; and the business model clearly demonstrates delivery of products and services that are valued by customers and are profitable for its investors,” said Sue-Ann. 

Sue-Ann is a chartered accountant and executive director with over 25 years’ experience in global FTSE50 financial services, including a number of senior roles working with boards, executive management and regulators. She is particularly experienced in business risk management, regulatory risk management, compliance, internal audit, financial crime prevention and forensic investigations. 

As RL360’s Chief Actuary, Donald MacLeod will report to Appointed Actuary Alistair Brogden and together they will shape the Group’s actuarial functions as it looks to the future and the acquisition of Friends Provident International. He has joined from Scottish Friendly Assurance in the UK, where he was Head of Actuarial. 

“The opportunities and challenges at RL360 and IFGL made the role particularly attractive to me,” said Donald. “It is an exciting time for the Group, and the wider industry, and I look forward to helping develop the business.” 

Originally from Stornoway in the Western Isles of Scotland, Donald began his career in 1998 at Standard Life, where he remained for 12 years before moving to Hymans Robertson. Two years later he moved into the role of Chief Actuary and Head of Investments at Scottish Friendly. 

Donald’s interests don’t just lie in finance, however – he’s also a record breaking comedian. 

“I have published three volumes of my Awful Jokebook to raise money for hospices in the Western Isles and, in 2014, I told 580 jokes to break the world record for the most jokes told in an hour (although I never applied to Guinness, and the record has subsequently reverted to Tim Vine, who sent me a very kind message). My efforts to date have raised around £40,000 in total.”