John Deane, intermediary chief of Royal London, is to leave the company after five years.
Three new roles have been created in the group executive leadership team as a result and all have been filled internally.
Hugh McKee, currently managing director of Dublin-based Caledonian Life, has been appointed to the position of chief executive, intermediary business.
This role will encompass all of Royal London's intermediary focused businesses - Scottish Life, Bright Grey, Scottish Provident and Caledonian Life.
Jerry Toher, currently chief executive of online financial planning tool MoneyVista, will become chief executive, consumer business. This new business encompasses MoneyVista and Royal London's life and pensions administration business, RL Plus.
Elsewhere, Isobel Langton, currently customer experience director of Scottish Life, will become group customer services director.
In addition, Royal London has appointed Andrew Grant to the newly created role of group IT and change director.
Grant joins in September from the specialist insurance and reinsurance underwriting group Amlin.
Where necessary the appointments are subject to approval by the Financial Services Authority.
Phil Loney, chief executive of the Royal London Group, said: "I would like to pay tribute to the exceptional performance, vision and commitment that John Deane has given this business over the past five years.
"He leaves with our very best wishes for great success in the future having developed an excellent team to take the business forward."
Partner Insight: For Blackfinch, the arrival of its IHT portfolio services was a 'natural evolution' in the group's offering and points to an established track record of returning cash to investors.
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