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ABI appoints Huw Evans as Director of Corporate Affairs

The ABI (Association of British Insurers) has appointed Huw Evans as its Director of Corporate Affairs. Huw will join the ABI in the autumn from the Royal Bank of Scotland group, where he was a senior member of the Group Strategy team, following work as a Special Adviser to the Prime Minister and in the Home Office.

Stephen Haddrill, the ABI's Director General, said:

"I am very pleased that Huw has agreed to lead the ABI's Corporate Affairs team at this very important time for the insurance industry. His extensive experience and knowledge of the workings of Government, the media and the financial services industry will be tremendous assets to the ABI."

Huw Evans said:

"I'm delighted to be joining the ABI's excellent team. The wide range of issues that the insurance industry deals with on a day-to-day, and year-to-year, basis will make this a hugely testing and enjoyable role. I am very much looking forward to supporting Stephen and the ABI's members in the challenges that lie ahead."

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Notes for Editors

1. Enquiries to:
Jonathan French 020 7216 7392 (Mobile: 07958 330 480)
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2. Prior to his appointment at the ABI, Huw Evans was Senior Manager, Group Strategy for the Royal Bank of Scotland group from 2006. He was a Special Adviser to the Prime Minister from 2005-2006, Special Adviser to the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, from 2001-2004, and Director of Communications for the Welsh Labour Party from 1999-2001. He began his career as a journalist at the Newbury Weekly News in 1993.

3. A picture of Huw Evans is available on the ABI web site, www.abi.org.uk

4. The ABI is the voice of the insurance and investment industry. Its members constitute over 90 per cent of the insurance market in the UK and 20 per cent across the EU. They control assets equivalent to a quarter of the UK's capital. They are the risk managers of the UK's economy and society. Through the ABI their voice is heard in Government and in public debate on insurance, savings and investment matters.

5. An ISDN line is available for broadcasts.

Copies of all ABI news releases, together with other information from the Association, can be seen on our website http://www.abi.org.uk

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