Mark Locke leaves Aegon with immediate effect, set to join lang cat
Mark Locke, head of media and PR at Aegon, is to leave the business with immediate effect.
Today marks his last day in the office, he will then go on garden leave until the end of September before joining lang cat in October where he will lead strategic external communications and PR work.
Commenting on his move to the agency, led by Mark Polsen, Locke said: "The lang cat's a cracking business. It's so successful because Mark and his team are able to take the obscure, the mundane and the arcane in this industry and somehow make it interesting and understandable.
“That's a pretty good trick. It's a service that's genuinely in high demand and short supply. Really great communication is a skill I've long admired. I'm looking forward to starting work with Mark and the rest of the team, and helping clients of the lang cat meet their media, PR and external communications objectives."
He added: “I’ve enjoyed my time at Aegon and have had the great pleasure of working with some of the most innovative, progressive and insightful people this industry has to offer.
“I’m convinced Aegon UK has the right strategy, the right people, the determination and the drive to be a very successful financial services business. I’ll miss the business and the people, but I’m extremely excited about the opportunity that lies ahead for me.”
Brian Lewis has become Interim head of the media and public relations team at Aegon.