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Gareth Marr steps down as ceo of Origen

Gareth Marr is stepping down as chief executive of Origen with immediate effect.

Having successfully recovered from cancer last year Marr says he is reviewing his personal priorities and as such will be unable to fulfil his role of ceo.

Marr was instrumental in the creation and development of Origen which brought together five Aegon-owned IFA firms last year.

Finance, regulation and risk director Jim McGuiness will be acting ceo until further notice. Marr will continue to provide support to Origen in a consultancy role.

Marr says: “The time since we announced the Origen vision in May 2004 has been the most challenging and satisfying of my career. It was a privilege to lead the team and I am now looking forward to a good rest, a time to reflect and to helping Origen where I can.”

Aegon UK ceo Otto Thoresen says: “Merging the five IFA firms into one and launching a new brand into the UK financial advice arena was a huge task.”

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