Legal & General hires Dharshini David as corporate affairs director

Legal & General Group plc has appointed Dharshini David, former Sky News and BBC presenter, as corporate affairs director.

Dharshini David

David will join the financial services company at the end of this month and will report to group CEO Nigel Wilson. She will be responsible for the development and the implementation of Legal & General’s external communications and corporate social responsibility strategies.

As business presenter at Sky News, David co-presented the channel’s political programme Sky News Tonight. Previously, she worked with Tesco’s board to overhaul and deliver the retailer’s broadcast media strategy, from financial results to consumer and social responsibility issues.

David has also worked as a financial correspondent and presenter for the BBC in London and New York. She led the organisation’s Wall Street coverage of the emergence of the financial crisis.

She said: “In this era of immense uncertainty and change, Legal & General has a crucial role to play in ensuring financial security and well being in our society. I’m extremely excited to join the team as it pursues solutions to the challenges that affect us all – from an ageing population and long term care to a housing crisis and a lack of investment in physical and digital infrastructure”.

Nigel Wilson, group CEO at Legal & General, added: “Dharshini represents a further strengthening of our management team. Her energy, enthusiasm and intellect will play an important role in Legal & General delivering and communicating our financial, economic and social goals”.

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