Royal London Ireland welcomes Ireland’s Women in Finance Charter and joins as signatory


Published  27 April 2022
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Royal London Ireland today announces being a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter, developed in partnership with Financial Services Ireland, Insurance Ireland, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland and Irish Funds.

As signatory of the Charter, Royal London Ireland commits to improving the number of women in management and board level positions to achieve better gender balance and a more inclusive working environment.

Speaking of the launch of the Women in Finance Charter, Noel Freeley, Royal London Ireland CEO said:

“I’m delighted to represent Royal London Ireland and support such an important initiative. The Women in Finance Charter drives the right action and aligns with Royal London Ireland’s values and Diversity and Inclusion strategy. We’re committed to progressing further equal representation and opportunities for women within our company, and the financial services sector in general, and believe this Charter will help deliver that.” 


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Notes to editors:

  1. The Women in Finance Charter has been developed by industry over the last two years. The lead organisations are: Financial Services Ireland (part of Ibec), Banking and Payments Federation Ireland, Insurance Ireland, and Irish Funds, with support from the Department of Finance, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Balance for Better Business, and experts in the area including the 30% Club, 100 Women in Finance and 100 Women in Finance Early Career.
  2. An independent data partner, the Economic Social and Research Institute, (ESRI) has been funded by industry to collect and report on data to ensure independent, credible analysis on an annual basis.
  3. A Steering Group has been established for ongoing governance of the Charter. Its core membership is drawn from the main finance industry associations and organisations working to supporting the advancement of women in firms, and they are supported by the public sector.
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About Royal London Ireland

Royal London Ireland has a history of protecting its policyholders and their families in Ireland, and recently launched a new Pensions business in Ireland. Our business heritage in Ireland is nearly 200 years. The Caledonian Insurance Company's first office outside Edinburgh opened on Dame Street, Dublin 2 in 1824.

Today, Royal London Ireland is owned by The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited – the largest mutual life insurance, pensions, and investment company in the UK, and in the top 25 mutuals globally, with assets under management of €178 billion, 8.6 million policies in force, and 4,100 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2023.

Royal London Ireland’s office is based at 47-49 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.