Bousfield has worked at Swiss Re since 2001 in a number of roles including her most recent position as head of group audit based in Zurich.
She takes up her role at Aegon September 2010. She will be taking over as CFO from Bill Robertson who has decided to leave Aegon after ten years in a variety of roles in Edinburgh and The Hague.
Aegon CFO Jan Nooitgedagt says: “Clare’s broad international experience in finance and the insurance sector will be invaluable as we adapt to the changing landscape for our business.
“Her appointment, together with that of the newly-appointed chief operating officer Adrian Grace and newly-appointed chief risk officer Charles Garthwaite, comprises a strong team in the UK under the leadership of Otto Thoresen.
“We are grateful to Bill Robertson for his many years of service and innumerable contributions to Aegon during the past ten years. We wish him every success in his new endeavors.”