Aegon UK hires Andy Dickson for Master Trust role

Andy Dickson

Edinburgh-based Aegon UK has appointed Andy Dickson to the newly created role of Master Trust Strategic Development Director.

“Andy will be responsible for building on Aegon UK’s well-established brand and footprint in the workplace defined-contribution (DC) market with a particular focus on supporting the business to achieve its Master Trust growth ambitions,” said Aegon UK.

“Andy has an established track record of driving DC strategies to meet the requirements of the UK’s largest employers.

“Prior to joining Aegon UK, Andy was at Standard Life Group for over 25 years working within the group’s DC Corporate business and the asset management arm as an investment director.

“Latterly he was Head of Market Strategy at Atlas Master Trust.”

Dickson is a regular pension trade press contributor and presenter at pension and investment conferences in the UK and overseas.

He will report into Martin Trenchard, Director – Consultant and Adviser Relationships at Aegon.

Linda Whorlow, Managing Director of Workplace at Aegon UK, said: “The appointment of Andy Dickson to this newly created role marks the next strategic stage in our investment and growth plan for our workplace business, supporting our goal to become the UK’s leading workplace pension provider.

“We’ve had a fantastic year for business growth, with a number of significant new clients coming on board, and have ambitious plans to build on this success as we head into 2022.

“Andy’s credentials and expertise are unparalleled in this area and I am thrilled to welcome him to Aegon at what is an exciting time for our workplace business.

“We’re continuing to invest in enhancing the digital experience and engagement capabilities we offer and are focused on supporting people to achieve their long-term savings goals, and are supporting employers to play their part.

“The roll out of personalised video summaries, the app, Member Insights capability and the recent acquisition of Pension Geeks have been viewed as significant enhancements by both existing and new clients.”

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