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STANDARD LIFE’S former CFO Jackie Hunt has been promoted to senior independent director and chair of the audit committee at National Express.

Hunt succeeds Tim Score, who will step down on 25 February after nine years as a non-executive director at National Express.

Sir John Armitt, chairman of National Express, said: “I would like to thank Tim for his significant contribution to National Express over the past nine years, including holding the role of interim chairman of the group in late 2008 and early 2009.

“Tim has been a great source of advice and support and we wish him the very best for the future. I’d like to congratulate Jackie on her additional board responsibilities and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.”

Hunt (pictured) joined the company as a non-executive director on 13 September 2012. She was recently appointed director and chief executive of Prudential UK & Europe in September 2013.

Before that she was at Standard Life as CFO, initially joining as deputy CFO. Hunt has held a number of senior financial management positions in companies such as Norwich Union, Aviva, Hibernian Group, Royal Sun Alliance and PwC. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte & Touche in South Africa.

National Express is having a particularly good year on the stock market, having increased its share price 40.5% in the last 12 months. The train operator had a 52 week high of 304.80p compared to a 52 week low of 191.00p at the time of publication.

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