Prudential poaches Aegon CFO Bousfield

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Prudential has poached Aegon’s former chief financial officer Clare Bousfield to run its insurance business.

Bousfield is set to join Prudential tomorrow but the appointment is still subject to regulatory approval . She spent six years at Aegon before leaving the provider in August. She had previously served as head of group internal audit at Swiss Re and was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Bousfield was replaced by finance director Stephen McGee. Aegon did not provide a reason for Bousfield’s departure.

Prudential UK & Europe chief executive John Foley says: “Securing someone of Clare’s calibre, with such relevant and extensive experience, was crucial for this important leadership role. I look forward to working with Clare to drive our insurance business forward.”

Bousfield says: “I am delighted to be joining Prudential at this exciting time in the company’s development and look forward to the opportunity to build still further this successful UK business that has such a strong heritage and well-recognised brand.”