Mike Holliday-Williams to succeed Adrian Grace as CEO of Aegon UK

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Aegon today announces that Mike Holliday-Williams will succeed Adrian Grace as Chief Executive Officer of Aegon UK. Mike Holliday-Williams will join the company on October 1, 2019. Adrian Grace will retire following ten years with the company.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Holliday-Williams as the successor of Adrian Grace”, Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts said. “Mike’s appointment signals Aegon’s continuing commitment to build on the strong foundation of our UK business. Mike brings extensive experience in the financial industry and a strong track record in focusing on customer solutions. I look forward to working with him.”

“We would like to thank Adrian for having successfully modernised, transformed and repositioned our UK business. Under his leadership, our UK business has grown from £40 billion of unit-linked pensions in 2009, to today where we oversee £175 billion of pension and investment assets. We have repositioned Aegon to be the leader in the market of investment trading platforms and the company is now well positioned for further growth. We wish Adrian well in his deserved retirement.”

Mike Holliday-Williams commented: “I am delighted to be joining Aegon at this pivotal time in our industry. I look forward to working with advisers to develop new solutions to enhance their relationships with their clients.”

It is the intention to appoint Mike Holliday-Williams to Aegon’s Management Board. His appointment as member of the Management Board and CEO of Aegon UK is subject to regulatory approvals. Adrian Grace will retire from the company on March 31, 2020.

 

Notes to Editors

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  • In the UK, Aegon offers retirement, workplace savings and protection solutions to over three million customers. Aegon employs around 2000 people in the UK and together with a further 800 people employed by Atos, we serve the needs of our customers. More information: aegon.co.uk
  • As an international life insurance, pensions and asset management group based in The Hague, Aegon has businesses in over twenty five markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon companies employ over 28,000 people and have millions of customers across the globe. Further information: aegon.com

*Figures correct as of August 2019