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Linda Whorlow appointed MD of Workplace at Aegon UK

Promotion for commercial director
Linda Whorlow previously led Aegon's Trustee and Actuarial team and Strategic Distribution

Linda Whorlow has been promoted to the position of managing director of Workplace at Aegon UK.

Whorlow, who was previously commercial director of Workplace at Aegon UK, will now be responsible for developing the strategy and leading the sales and distribution teams for the Workplace channel across Aegon UK.

She has led the Aegon UK Workplace distribution team since 2013 and brought the team together following the BlackRock acquisition in 2016. She also formerly led the Aegon Trustee and Actuarial team and Strategic Distribution.

Whorlow said: “I am delighted to have this fantastic opportunity, particularly as the workplace channel is one of the fastest growing areas of Aegon UK’s business so it’s an exciting time to be leading it.

“We’ve been busy behind the scenes over the last year as we brought the BlackRock business firmly into the fold. We now offer the full suite of Master Trust, Own Trust, Investment Only and broader workplace savings solutions to trustee and corporate clients which means we are uniquely placed to deliver something fit for the needs of clients both large and small.

“We’re in a great position to advance into the second half of the year with renewed confidence as we reveal some exciting developments to support better scheme governance, increase member engagement and enhance online user experience.”

Ronnie Taylor, chief distribution officer at Aegon UK, said: “I am pleased to announce Linda’s promotion to lead the Workplace business. To realise our ambitions in the workplace market, it’s important to have the right foundations, core capabilities and most importantly the right people in place to do this.

“I have been working with Linda for the last year and her enthusiasm, expertise and reputation in the EBC market are a real asset to our business.”