Legal & General group chief executive Nigel Wilson, who has been at the helm of the financial services group since 2012, has been knighted.
Wilson was one of the 23 individuals who made it to the Knights Bachelor list within the 2022 New Year Honours. The recognition, recipients of which include former Lord Mayor of the City of London William Russell, is the oldest form of knighthood in the British honours system.
Wilson was awarded for his services to the finance industry and regional development. He has been with L&G since 2009 and is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Build Back Better Council.
“Congratulations to group CEO, Nigel Wilson, who features on the New Year Honours List,” said L&G in a LinkedIn post.
Meanwhile Financial Inclusion Commissioner Johnny Timpson, who previously served as financial protection technical & industry affairs manager at Scottish Widows, was acknowledged for his voluntary services to people with disabilities and to the financial sector.
The former UK government insurance & banking sector Disability & Access Ambassador is among this year’s Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).