Friends Provident appoints chief

Friends Provident has hired the former head of media relations at Standard Life Assurance to head up its PR team.

Peter Timberlake becomes head of public relations at the firm, a major provider of pensions and life investment products.

Timberlake will report to Nick Boakes, director of communications. He will oversee all external public relations including corporate, business-to-business, business-to-consumer and trade. He will also be actively involved in internal comms.

Timberlake began his career at Legal & General, where he held a range of senior roles with responsibility for external and internal communications.

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