Our people

We're led by Barry Cudmore, Managing Director, along with a senior leadership team. You can find out more about Barry and the team below.

Barry Cudmore was appointed Managing Director of Aegon Ireland plc in June 2014 having joined Aegon in 2006. During his 10 year tenure at Aegon he's also held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Actuary.

Passionate about providing the means to help people achieve their financial future for a lifetime, Barry leads the development of innovative investment solutions (including the manufacture of guaranteed propositions in the UK, Germany and France) as well as oversight of the company's traditional offshore bond business.

Under his stewardship Aegon Ireland has established the infrastructure and governance required to bring these guaranteed products to market. He's a founding member of Aegon's Global Guarantee Solutions initiative which sets standards for the group's risk management programme.

Most recently, Barry oversaw Aegon Ireland's role as insurance provider in the delivery of guarantees to Aegon UK's Secure Retirement Income - the first fully integrated guaranteed drawdown solution on platform in the UK.

Barry has presented at various industry conferences and is a regular commentator on international developments and issues in retirement planning.

Barry has over 20 years' experience in both domestic and international insurance companies and, prior to joining Aegon, he held a variety of roles at Irish Life & Permanent.

Barry sits on the Society of Actuaries in Ireland's Life Committee and chairs their Cross Border Life Committee. He also serves on the Aegon Ireland Board of Directors as well as the boards of Transamerica Life International Bermuda Limited (a High Net Worth life insurer) and Esprit Insurance Limited (a non-life captive).

Barry holds a Bachelor of Actuarial & Financial Studies from University College Dublin.

Gareth McQuillan - Chief Risk Officer

Gareth joined us as our Chief Risk Officer in September 2016. He’s responsible for the development and execution of the company’s risk management function across our European markets.  

He has over 25 years of experience in the Life and Pensions industry, and prior to joining Aegon he has held senior management and leadership roles in SCOR Global Life Re, AXA Life Invest, Aviva and New Ireland Assurance/Bank of Ireland Life. These roles have spanned Marketing, Product Development, IT, Customer Service and Business Development, across many product lines and a variety of European markets. 

Gareth is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, and holds a MSc in Financial Mathematics from Dublin City University. He’s a former Council Member and PRO of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, and currently sits on the Society’s Member Services Committee.

Duncan is our Marketing Director where he holds responsibility for the entire marketing mix including product development, pricing, sales support along with marketing communications. He joined us in 2014 as the Director of Pricing and was appointed Director of Marketing later that year.  He has worked across key functions in life insurance companies domestically and throughout Europe before joining us in 2014.

He’s the current Chairman of the Actuarial Association of Europe's task force on ’decumulation’, and was Chairman of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland’s working party on the Retirement Actuary of the Future.  Duncan is a regular industry commentator on at-retirement issues.

Duncan is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Tadhg is our Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Appointed in January 2017, his responsibilities include financial strategy, accounting, actuarial, investments and ALM. He leads our Solvency II agenda and all accounting and actuarial reporting deliverables including tax and regulatory obligations.

Tadhg joined us as Head of Actuarial in 2008, and was appointed Head of Solvency in 2011, Director of Reporting in 2013 and most recently Deputy CFO in 2014.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the Irish and cross border life insurance industry and prior to joining us, was a senior manager in the High Net Worth division of Irish Life & Permanent plc.

Tadhg is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, where he represented the company on the Variable Annuities Working Group response to the 2010 Requirements on Reserving and Risk Governance for Variable Annuities. He’s also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and Faculty of Actuaries and holds a Bachelor of Actuarial & Financial Studies.

Stephen Campbell is our Chief Operating Officer and joined us in October 2015. 

As COO, Stephen leads our Change, IT, Customers Service and Operations teams. His main responsibilities are delivering world-class digital solutions and propositions to our business, customers and third party institutions. He’s also responsible for continuing to provide high quality services that are valued by our customers, and ensuring that we continue to meet their needs and expectations in an increasingly digital age.

Stephen has extensive experience in leading technical and operational teams and in delivering large-scale, complex IT solutions. He has held a variety of roles within consulting, retail banking and insurance companies. Previously, Stephen was Head of IT Design and Delivery with Aegon UK.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Administration from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Master’s Degree in Business Information Technology Systems from the University of Strathclyde.