Aegon has appointed Clare Bousfield as the new chief financial officer of Aegon UK. She will resume the new responsibilities in September 2010.
Ms Bousfield worked for Swiss Re since 2001, where she held a number of roles which include her most recent position as head of the group audit based in Zurich. She will succeed Bill Robertson who has decided to leave Aegon.
Ms Bousfield began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she worked with clients in the UK insurance and investment management industry, including an assignment in the US, from 1990 to 2001. At Swiss Re, she was CFO for the UK Life & Health business and for the UK, Ireland and Africa Region prior to assuming a Group role.
Jan Nooitgedagt, member of the management board and CFO of Aegon, said: “Clare’s appointment, together with that of the newly-appointed COO Adrian Grace and newly-appointed chief risk officer Charles Garthwaite, comprises a strong team in the UK under the leadership of Otto Thoresen.”
Ms Bousfield, said: “I am delighted to be joining Aegon UK in the role of CFO. It’s an important time for the insurance sector with a changing economic and regulatory environment and I’m looking forward to working with the team to make the most of the opportunities ahead.”