February 08, 2016 05:31 ET

Aviva PLC: Directorate Change

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Feb 8, 2016) - Aviva PLC (LSE: AV) (NYSE: AV)

8 February 2016

Aviva appoints Claudia Arney as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Aviva plc ("Aviva" or the "Company") has appointed Claudia Arney as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 8 February 2016. She will also join the Nomination Committee.

Claudia has a wide range of experience as both an executive and non-executive director across financial services, digital and government and brings a wealth of expertise transforming and expanding businesses online and building digital capabilities. She is currently a non-executive director of Derwent London plc, Halfords Group plc and the Premier League. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Shareholder Executive.

Previously Claudia was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Telecity plc until January 2016. She was also Chairman of the Public Data Group from 2012 to 2015 and a non-executive director of Which?,, Transport for London and Partnerships UK. In her executive career, Claudia was Group Managing Director of Emap between 2008 and 2010 and was responsible for transforming the predominantly print trade publishing business into a digital data and information business. Prior to that she was Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury, and Executive Director at Goldman Sachs.

Sir Adrian Montague, Chairman, said:
"Claudia is a very welcome addition to Aviva's board. Claudia's experience as both an executive and a non-executive in a variety of sectors, including government and financial services will be invaluable to Aviva. Claudia has a wealth of digital and technological experience and I am confident she will be a real asset to the Board."


Nigel Prideaux   +44 (0)20 7662 0215
Andrew Reid   +44 (0)20 7662 3131
Chris Esson   +44 (0)20 7662 8115
David Elliot   +44 (0)20 7662 8048

Notes to editors:

  • In accordance with paragraph LR 9.6.13R of the listing rules, Aviva confirms there is no information to be disclosed in terms of LR 9.6.13R (2) to LR 9.6.13R (6) inclusive in respect of Claudia Arney.
  • At the date of this announcement, Claudia Arney has no beneficial interests in ordinary shares of Aviva.
  • Claudia Arney appointment has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.
  • Aviva provides life insurance, general insurance, health insurance and asset management to 34* million customers, across 16 markets worldwide.
  • In the UK we are the leading insurer serving one in every four households and have strong businesses in selected markets in Europe, Asia and Canada. Our shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and we are a member of the FTSE100 index.
  • Aviva's asset management business, Aviva Investors, provides asset management services to both Aviva and external clients, and currently manages over £250 billion in assets.
  • Aviva helps people save for the future and manage the risks of everyday life; we paid out £24.6 billion in benefits and claims in 2014.
  • By serving our customers well, we are building a business which is strong and sustainable, which our people are proud to work for, and which makes a positive contribution to society.

* Before the deduction of overlapping customers.

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