Aegon UK has appointed Dougie Kennedy as its new Chief Technology Officer. Effective immediately, Dougie has taken the role on a permanent basis, having served as Interim Chief Technology Officer since October 2023.

First joining the Aegon Group in 2007, Dougie has held numerous senior roles across a variety of Group business units and countries – including as Chief Technology Officer of Aegon Life in India. He made the switch to Aegon UK in September 2022, bringing his vast transformation experience to the company as Chief Architect.

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Dougie will be responsible for driving the delivery of Aegon UK’s technology strategy, leading the development of our many digital systems and frameworks.

Mike Holliday-Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Aegon UK, commented:

“I’m delighted that Dougie is taking up the role of Chief Technology Officer on a permanent basis, having made such a large contribution to my leadership team and our technology strategy while in his interim position.

“Dougie has been within the Aegon Group for a number of years now and knows our UK business inside out. His vast experience and knowledge will be vital to the progression of our ambitious technology strategy, as we strive to be the UK’s leading digital platform.”

About Aegon

In the UK, Aegon offers pension and investment solutions to over 4 million customers. Aegon employs over 2,000 people in the UK, serving the needs of our customers. Figures correct as at 31/12/2023. More information on

Aegon UK is part of the wider Aegon Group, based in the Netherlands, whose roots go back to the first half of the nineteenth century. Aegon is an international financial services holding company. Aegon’s ambition is to build leading businesses that offer their customers investment, protection and retirement solutions. Its portfolio of businesses includes fully owned subsidiaries in the US, UK and a global asset manager. In addition, Aegon has partnerships in Spain & Portugal, Brazil, and China, which create value by combining strong local partners with Aegon’s international expertise. In the Netherlands, Aegon generates value via a strategic shareholding in a market leading insurance and pensions company.

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