Aviva Shifts Executive Directors' Responsibilities

Aviva plc, the savings, investments and insurance group, revised its executive directors' responsibilities. Patrick Snowball, currently group executive director, General Insurance, will become group executive director, Aviva UK and will be responsible for the group's UK businesses Norwich Union Life,

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Aviva plc, the savings, investments and insurance group, revised its executive directors’ responsibilities.

Patrick Snowball, currently group executive director, General Insurance, will become group executive director, Aviva UK and will be responsible for the group’s UK businesses – Norwich Union Life, Norwich Union Insurance and RAC – with the exception of Morley Fund Management.

Snowball will also take the reigns as executive chairman of Norwich Union Life. Gary Withers, chief executive, Norwich Union Life, Mark Hodges, managing director, Norwich Union General Insurance and Simon Machell, managing director, RAC, will continue in their roles, reporting directly to Patrick Snowball.

Philip Scott, currently group executive director, Life International, will become group executive director, Aviva International and will be responsible for all of Aviva’s life and long-term savings and general insurance businesses outside the UK, including those in Canada and Ireland for which Patrick Snowball was previously responsible. Philip Scott will also continue to be chairman of Morley Fund Management.

Andrew Moss will continue in his role as group finance director.

“We now have a stable of very strong brands and, under Patrick’s direction, there are further benefits to be realised from these businesses working together to improve our customer offering and our market effectiveness,” said Richard Harvey, chief executive at Aviva group. “Philip Scott’s expertise in managing an international portfolio of businesses will also bring benefits in knowledge transfer across the group and greater co-operation in leveraging skills and resources.”

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