Halifax Intermediaries and Scottish Widows head Ian Wilson to retire

Halifax Intermediaries and Scottish Widows head Ian Wilson to retire

He started at Halifax as a cashier in Aberdeen over 40 years ago, became a business development manager for around 11 years graduating on to the role of regional sales manager for around three years.

He was appointed head of sales for Halifax Intermediaries in 2007, and in 2019 took over responsibility for Scottish Widows Bank. Since then, he has been leading business development teams for both brands.

During his tenure, he helped deliver product transfers to brokers, launched Scottish Widows Later Life and steered both brands successfully during the pandemic. All these helped cement Halifax Intermediaries as a “market leading mortgage lender”.

The recruitment process is underway for his replacement.

Wilson said: “I have had a long career with the group, having joined Halifax when it was still a building society, and the time is now right for something new.

“I will be leaving behind a great many colleagues and friends made over my 40 years, who I know share my desire to see the business go from strength to strength. I wish them all the best for the future.”

Esther Dijkstra, managing director for intermediaries at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Ian has had a long, loyal and successful career with the business. Much of where we are now is due in no small part to the role Ian has played.

“On behalf of Lloyds Banking Group and his team, I want to thank Ian for his leadership, and I wish him the very best for a well-earned and enjoyable retirement.”