Bernie Hickman is the Chief Executive Officer of Legal & General Retail, responsible for all retail, workplace and fintech businesses within Legal & General. The Retail division meets the savings, protection, mortgage and retirement needs of 12 million retail policyholders and workplace members.
Bernie joined Legal & General in 1998 from Commercial Union (now Aviva). Between 2005 and 2010 he was the Managing Director of Retail Protection. He became MD of Retail Retirement in 2014 and the CEO co-founder of Legal & General Home Finance in 2015, when he led the group’s entry into the lifetime mortgage market. Between 2017 and 2021, Bernie was CEO of Legal & General Insurance, responsible for the insurance and fintech businesses in the UK & USA.