Aegon retail boss steps down after 30 years

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Aegon managing director for retail Duncan Jarrett has decided to retire after 30 years with the business.

Jarrett took responsibility for leading Aegon’s UK salesforce in January 2010. He joined Scottish Equitable in 1986 as a sales consultant, before taking on a number of key senior management sales roles, including national sales director.

He will leave Aegon at the end of June.

Managing director for customer value management Mark Till is to take on an enlarged role within the UK business as chief distribution and marketing officer. Till will be responsible for the retail and workplace sales teams as well as marketing, investments, digital and user experience.

His remit will also cover the BlackRock defined contribution platform, which Aegon announced it was acquiring earlier this month.

Aegon UK chief executive Adrian Grace says: “Throughout his career with us, Duncan has made a significant difference to our organisation and the people within it.  Personally, I have never worked with a more committed, loyal and professional colleague than Duncan.  On behalf of Aegon, I’d like to wish Duncan all the very best for his retirement.

“Mark joined us last year and has already made a significant contribution to the business.  We’ve made our commitment to building the best platform for advisers and employers clear and I believe Mark is well placed to run the activities that are critical to achieving that goal.”