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Julia Tyson joins LV= as HR director

Insurance, investment and retirement group LV= has appointed Julia Tyson as its new group HR director.

Tyson, who has more than 25 years’ HR experience, is joining from construction group Wates, where she was group HR director. Before this she was corporate HR director for Centrica for four years and has also worked at Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays Capital in senior HR roles.

Tyson will be responsible for 5,700 staff at LV= and will head a team of more than 100 people.

Group CEO Mike Rogers said: “We’ve seen huge growth in our business and employee numbers over the past five years and I look forward to working with Julia as we enter the next phase of business success.”