Lifestyle Article - Aegon appoint new Chief Actuary

Aegon has appointed Leigh-Ann Plenderleith as its Chief Actuary and Financial Strategy Director. Leigh-Ann will lead and drive the strategy for capital management, asset/liability matching and market consistent value across the business.

 Leigh-Ann joins in July from Standard Life, where her most recent role was Head of Brexit Actuarial and will report to Chief Financial Officer, Stephen McGee. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

 Throughout her 19 year career with Standard Life she has held a number of senior technical Risk and Finance roles and demonstrated a deep, strategic understanding of Enterprise Risk Management, Solvency II and Part VII transfers.

 She replaces James Crispin, who was appointed Global Chief Actuary for Aegon Group in the Netherlands.

 Adrian Grace, CEO at Aegon UK, comments: “The finance function performs a crucial role within Aegon with responsibility for the overall strategic direction relating to financial matters as well as maximising shareholder value. Leigh-Ann’s breadth of knowledge and experience will be highly valuable in helping achieve this and we’re delighted to welcome her on board.”

 Leigh-Ann Plenderleith, comments: “With a significant momentum behind its retail and workplace savings business following recent acquisitions and a clear strategic direction to be a leading provider of platform services to intermediaries, I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues at an exciting time for the business.”

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