Mike Kirsch appointed interim MD of Origen

Aegon UK has appointed former AWD Chase de Vere chief executive Mike Kirsch as Origen interim managing director.  

Kirsch will take up his appointment, which is for an initial period of six months and subject to regulatory approval, on November 1.

Kirsch stood down from Alico following the sale of much of the business to Swiss Re in July 2011. He was chief executive of AWD Chase de Vere from 2007 to 2009, and a board director of Aviva Life from 2000 to 2006.

He will report to executive chairman of distribution Patrick Gale.

A decision will be made in due course about whether the appointment will be made permanent.