Clive Cowdery

Clive Cowdery

Clive Cowdery

Founder and Executive Chairman of Resolution Life Group

London

Sir Clive is the Chairman of The Resolution Group, which he founded in 2003, of which Resolution Life is one of the constituent entities. He is regarded as a leading life insurance executive and has significant experience in acquiring closed block life insurance businesses. He has held board level roles in all the Prior Resolution vehicles since 2003.

Prior to 2003, Sir Clive was Chairman and Chief Executive of GE Insurance Holdings, GE’s primary insurance operations in Europe with over $3 bn of premium income at that time. The businesses he led while at GE had operations in 12 countries. Before joining GE in 1998, he co-founded J. Rothschild International / Scottish Amicable International, a cross-border insurance business based in Dublin. He started his career in insurance advising clients as a broker.

He served as a non-executive director of Resolution Limited, a U.K.-listed life insurance group sponsored by The Resolution Group in 2008, which subsequently became the Friends Life Group PLC. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. He stepped down from this position in 2013.

Sir Clive is Chairman and founder of the Resolution Foundation, a non-profit research organization focused on the needs of low earners in industrialized countries.