Chris Wiscarson was appointed Chief Executive in September 2009. He was previously at the Lloyds Banking Group where he held very senior roles on the Group Executive Committee — most recently Group Integration Director. He started his career with Equitable Life, before moving to South Africa in 1979 as General Manager of Southern Life. In 1986, he returned to England to take up the position of Chief Executive of Save & Prosper Insurance. In 1990, he became European Director of the Lloyds Abbey Life Group and, in 1991, took up the position of Group Finance Director before becoming Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Life. At the beginning of 2000, Chris took responsibility for the non-UK businesses in the Lloyds TSB Group, participating in 30 countries.