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People on the move: Life and pensions

Aegon has appointed Adrian Grace as chief operating officer for life and pensions. Grace joined Aegon in January 2009 in the newly created executive role of group development director. He previously worked at HBOS and Barclays.

The firm’s chief risk officer Mark Laidlaw has been given a new role in Aegon’s global operations in The Hague. He will lead the firm’s response to Solvency II.

Director of life and pensions operations Feilim Mackle, director of marketing and customer strategy Steve Clode and head of operations for at-retirement Nichol Weatherston have left Aegon.

Weatherston, who was made redundant, has joined Xafinity Paymaster as programme director. He was at Aegon for three years and chaired the steering group for the Association of British Insurers’ Options’ initiative for annuity transfers. Prudential delivery manager Mairi Allison has taken over as chair of the committee.

Friends Provident has appointed Nathan Moss as UK managing director on an interim basis to replace Simon Clamp who is seriously ill.

Moss, who started at Friends Provident last month, previously ran Lloyds TSB’s wealth management business and was managing director of marketing and distribution at Scottish Widows between 2002 and 2006.

Just Retirement chief executive Mike Fuller is retiring in July and will be replaced by LV= life and pensions managing director Rodney Cook. Cook will be replaced internally by group chief operating officer Richard Rowney.

Hornbuckle Mitchell marketing director Mary Stewart has taken on the additional role of director of sales, following the resignation of head of sales for London Elaine Turtle.

The company says the appointment is part of ongoing organisational changes that will also see the creation of three further roles – operations director, head of sales and adviser support manager.


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