For strategic planning, management of Lincoln's diversity, inclusion programs and initiatives

Lincoln Financial has appointed Allison Green as chief diversity officer.

In this new position, Mr Green will be responsible for the strategic planning and management of the company’s diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, he was corporate director of diversity at Wyeth.

Mr Green’s previous positions includes head of the diversity department for The Vanguard Group and an extensive human resources background which includes roles leading and managing teams focused on organisational effectiveness, leadership development, talent management, HR planning and integration, training and organisational development.

Lisa Buckingham, chief human resources officer for Lincoln Financial, said: We believe that diversity of thought, background and experience drive innovation, support our growth objectives, and produce results that will differentiate Lincoln in today’s competitive environment. I am confident that Allison, with her depth and breadth of experience and track record of success, is the right person to lead our company in advancing our initiatives around our core value of diversity.