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Marr and Dornan take lead roles as Johnston leaves

Aegon&#39s decision to bring its IFA businesses together to form Origen heralds significant changes for the management of the five brands.

Advisory & Brokerage chief executive Gareth Marr is becoming chief executive of the newly formed company and Aegon UK Distribution managing director Peter Dornan, who has overseen the purchase of the five IFA businesses for Aegon, will chair Origen.

Aurora chairman and chief executive David Taplin is to be managing director, business development and marketing, while Aurora managing director Stephen Greenstreet becomes managing director, client services. Taplin&#39s business partner Robert Rackliffe, who launched Aurora with him in 2002 and has been joint chief executive since, will continue to advise on a daily basis.

Wentworth Rose chief executive Tudor Taylor, who took control of the firm from chairman Philip Rose in April when Aegon bought the remaining 50 per cent stake, becomes managing director, business development and corporate.

Momentum managing director Paul Johnston, who engineered a management buyout of the company from Aon in 2000 and sold to Aegon in 2002, is leaving to pursue his own interests while Elliot Bayley managing director Chris Cotton will continue in his present role, having decided not to become part of the board.

Origen is looking for a managing director, finance and risk as well as a managing director, operations.


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