Laurie Edmans, director of corporate development at Aegon UK is to leave the company to become an independent consultant at the end of June, when his role will be taken over by Francis McGee.
Following the departure, McGee, current head of corporate affairs, will take over Edmans’ responsibilities, particularly concentrating on public affairs, government relations and key cross-industry issues.
McGee, a former head of regulation and strategy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), will retain his title as head of corporate affairs and will continue to report to Graham Dumble, the director of risk and regulation, who has overall responsibility for the public affairs strategy of Aegon UK.
At the end of the month, Edmans plans to move into an independent consultancy role which will allow him to work with a select portfolio of clients, while also continuing in his role as a non-executive director of The Pensions Regulator.
But while McGee will take over his role, Edmans will continue to work with Aegon in the short term as a consultant focusing on the areas of occupational pensions and financial capability.
Otto Thoresen, chief executive of Aegon UK, paid tribute to Edmans saying very few people have contributed as much as him, to driving forward the UK long term savings industry.
He adds: “All sides have benefited from his clear vision of what the future should look like and his personal commitment to issues of fundamental importance such as financial capability and pensions reform.”
Meanwhile Thoresen also welcomed the appointment of McGee, saying he was “delighted” he would be taking over Edmans responsibilities, as he has "worked closely with Laurie over the past year and we are already gaining form his experience of working across the industry and within government."
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