Appointments update 4 March 2019

Aviva has appointed Maurice Tulloch as its new chief executive officer (CEO), with immediate effect.

He will also return to his role as non-executive chairman. Tulloch joined Aviva in 1992 and was appointed to its board in 2017. Prior to his new role, Tulloch was CEO, international insurance, after being CEO of Aviva UK and Ireland General Insurance. He will earn a basic annual salary of £975,000 and will receive pension contributions of 14 per cent of his salary.

Smart Pension has named Paul Bucksey as its director of UK distribution.

Bucksey joins Smart Pension from Aegon/BlackRock, where he was defined contribution managing director. He played a key role in the part VII transfer of Aegon's acquisition of BlackRock's UK DC platform. Prior to that, he assisted Fidelity in establishing a “strong foothold” in the UK workplace pension landscape.

Aegon Asset Management has hired three new members to its global responsible investment team.

Rebecca Dreyfus and Stephanie Mooij have been named as senior engagement associates within the gloval Responsible Business and Public Affairs team. Dreyfus joins from Sustainalytics and Mooij joins after finishing a PhD on ESG integration. Gerrit Ledderhof has been appointed as a responsible investment and public affairs manager from the Canadian Ministry of the Environment in Toronto, where he was a project manager and team lead.

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