Aegon Asset Management has appointed Mary Kerrigan to its UK Board as Non-Executive Director. She joins the Board’s four existing members; David Watson, Bas NieuweWeme, Stephen Jones and Jane Daniel from 7th September providing independent oversight, advice, support and scrutiny.
Kerrigan brings a wealth of expertise to AAM UK, having held both senior management positions and non-executive directorships with a number of prestigious financial services companies. These include Partner and Senior Investment Consultant at Willis Towers Watson, where she advised large UK and international institutional investors on risk management, asset allocation and investment management strategy.
She joins the business as it moves into the next phase of its development with the retirement of the Kames Capital brand and move to the single global Aegon Asset Management brand.
Kerrigan’s current directorship roles include Non-Executive Director of Just Retirement & Partnership Life Assurance, the insurance subsidiaries of Just Group plc, where she is Chair of the firm’s Investment Committee. She is also Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee of New Ireland Assurance Company, Ireland’s only bancassurer. Additionally, she is a Member of the Independent Governance Committee at Prudential Assurance Company UK. She is also a Trustee at the London Irish Centre charity, which provides welfare services and promotes Irish arts and culture in London.
Kerrigan replaces Arnab Banerji, as he completes nine years as a Non-Executive Board member.
David Watson, Chair of the Board said: “We are very pleased to welcome Mary to the Board and the expertise and enthusiasm she brings. She joins us at an exciting time for the business and I am certain she will make a valuable contribution to our continued success.
“I would also like to thank Arnab for his guidance and support over the last nine years shepherding our business from strength to strength, and wish him the best for the future.”