John Hancock Financial, the U.S. division of Manulife Financial Corp., has named Kevin Cloherty Senior Vice President and Global Compliance Chief. Cloherty succeeds James Gallagher, who was appointed General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for John Hancock.

Cloherty was previously Senior Vice President and Deputy Global Compliance Chief to Gallagher. In his new role he is responsible for Manulife’s compliance activities throughout Canada, Asia and the U.S. He reports to J-P Bisnaire, Manulife’s Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel, and the Audit Committee of Manulife’s Board. He is based in Boston.

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