Aegon-owned advisory business Origen has appointed Mike Kirsch as interim managing director.
Kirsch joins from Alico UK, where he was CEO before standing down following the sale of a large portion of the business to Swiss Re in July.
His appointment is for an initial period of six months to suit both parties, after which time a mutual decision will be reached about whether to make the move permanent.
Previously, Kirsch was CEO of AWD Chase de Vere from 2007 to 2009 and a Board director of Aviva Life between 2000 and 2006.
Patrick Gale, executive chairman of distribution, said: "Origen is making considerable progress with the changes required to ready the business for the post-RDR world as well as ensuring it achieves the financial and regulatory targets expected of the business.
"Mike has an excellent track record at the highest level in the industry and I'm delighted he has joined us in this interim role.
"He can bring his considerable experience to bear in helping us manage through this period of change and ensure we are firmly on track to be one of the UK's leading advisory firms in the future.''
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