Aegon Asset Management has hired Diversity Project steering committee member Lindsay Hudson (pictured) in a new role as head of inclusion and diversity.
Hudson joins from Invesco, where since 2018 she has been EMEA head of diversity and inclusion (D&I), establishing the firm’s D&I programme. In her new role Hudson will be responsible for engaging on D&I issues both internally and externally, and will be a member of Aegon’s senior management group, giving her access to the firm’s management board.
Aegon hopes by creating this new role, the company will be able to “underscore the importance of inclusion and diversity to our organisation”.
Jane Daniel, global chief risk and compliance officer, who Hudson will report to, said: “Ensuring we create a strategic and consistent approach to all inclusion and diversity initiatives will accelerate our efforts and also serve to boost and expand on the significant work of our inclusion and diversity teams to date.”
She added: “We are committed to embracing inclusion and diversity and affecting positive, enduring change. Becoming more inclusive and diverse is not only a key objective for our business but a duty to the societies in which we live and work.”