Hugh Savill, who made the switch to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) one and a half decades ago from the then Department of Trade and Industry, is retiring at the end of 2020.
Succeeding the ABI stalwart as regulation director is Charlotte Clark CBE, the director of capability and learning at the Department for Work and Pensions. The former HM Treasury pensions and savings head will come onboard the trade body on October 19.
“I’m really delighted to be joining the team at the ABI,” commented Clark, who was awarded a CBE for her leading role in the successful establishment of the workplace pension automatic enrolment.
“It is an organisation that I have enjoyed working with on many issues over the years. So it’s great to be joining it at a time of much change and new challenges.”
The incoming director of regulation will have executive responsibility for the trade body’s prudential and conduct regulation policy, tax work, as well as international and trade policy.
Commenting on the appointment, ABI director general Huw Evans called Clark “one of the leading civil servants of her generation” who brings with her not only a wealth of experience but also an exceptional track record of delivery.
Evans, meanwhile, had this message for his exiting colleague: “I would also like to thank Hugh Savill for his commitment to the ABI over the past 16 years. Hugh has been an outstanding representative of our sector, both here and internationally.
“His judgement, intellect, and wisdom will be much missed by all who deal with him.”