The Principal Financial Group has announced that its senior vice president of the health division, Carey Jury, will retire after more than 20 years with the company.

Mr Jury has joined The Principal in 1988 as director of claims and went on to hold a number of positions including senior global expansion manager, leading the company’s acquisition strategy in Australia. His official retirement date is scheduled for mid-April 2008. The company has already started searching for a replacement.

John Aschenbrenner, president of insurance and financial services, said: We give Carey Jury our sincere thanks and appreciation for his many years of service with the company in a variety of different roles and his leadership of the health division.