Pru nabs senior Barclays PRO

FTSE 100 insurer Prudential has poached Barclays group corporate affairs director Stephen Whitehead for a board-level position.

Whitehead: group comms role
Whitehead: group comms role

Whitehead joins the Pru – the UK’s second largest ins­urance group – as group communications director in December.

Whitehead has spent two years at Barclays, where he oversees a 90-strong corporate affairs function and rep­orts to COO Paul Idzik.

His Prudential role oversees 25 people, reporting to CEO Mark Tucker. He also takes a place on the Group Executive Committee.

Whitehead has 23 years of comms experience, including a stint heading corporate affairs at Allied Domecq.

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