Aegon has hired KPMG partner Nick Rodway as its new chief technology officer, New Model Adviser® can reveal. 

Rodway was previously KPMG’s associate partner for investment management and retirement from September 2016 to January 2019. Prior to that, he was head of technology for trading and operations at Fidelity from 2008 to 2015, according to his LinkedIn.

A spokesman for Aegon confirmed Rodway’s appointment to New Model Adviser®.

Rodway's appointment comes after former Aegon chief digital officer Richard Denning resigned last September.

New Model Adviser® understands Rodway will report directly to Aegon chief executive Adrian Grace.

Rodway’s appointment follows Aegon hiring Fidelity’s former strategy head Ed Dymott as its new managing director for transformation last November.

In 2018 Aegon endured a flurry of technology issues with moving Cofunds users to its new platform. These issues forced it to deploy 200 staff from other areas of the business in May 2018 and spend £3 million on fixing issues last June.