Senior management changes at Aviva
by Gill Montia
Story link: Senior management changes at Aviva
Aviva has announced a number of changes to senior management, with immediate effect:
David McMillan is taking up a new appointment as director, group transformation, and will manage the implementation of the new strategic plan announced shortly after the departure of ex-chief executive, Andrew Moss, in May.
Mr McMillan was formerly chief executive, UK & Ireland general insurance, and will be replaced in this role by Robin Spencer.
In turn, John Lister is moving into Mr Spencer’s previous post although the role has been expanded to group chief capital and risk officer.
Group human resources director, John Ainley, has decided to leave Aviva after 12 years and Carole Jones will become acting group HR director pending the appointment of a permanent replacement.
The insurer has also introduced a new senior management structure and eliminated various management committees. Senior management will now meet regularly in three groups as follows:
Office of the Chairman – comprising the most senior group level executives who will meet weekly.
Group Executive – The above executives plus other members of the senior executive team, who will meet bi-monthly.
Senior Management Group – Around 90 senior managers who will meet twice a year to reinforce priorities and to develop a high performance culture.
Aviva also comments that the search for its new chief executive officer continues internally and externally with an appointment expected at the beginning of 2013, or shortly thereafter.