Director of Corporate Affairs: Legal & General

John Godfrey was educated at Lochaber High School and Oxford University, and has worked for financial institutions, including Japanese, US and German banks for over thirty years.

He joined Legal & General Group Plc in 2006, subsequently becoming Corporate Affairs Director. In this role he is responsible for the company’s communications with a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders, for Legal & General’s engagement with public policy issue and social responsibility, and for providing strategic advice on these topics to the CEO and Group Board. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee.

In 2016 he left Legal & General to work for government as Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, where he managed a team covering the breadth of domestic policy, and took a particular personal interest in advice on housing, industrial strategy, corporate governance and intergenerational issues. He subsequently re-joined Legal & General in autumn 2017. He has been a charitable trustee in the field of mental health, and serves on the advisory council of two think tanks.”

Declaration of Interests