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Aviva names Mark Versey as chief executive

Aviva has appointed Mark Versey as chief executive of Aviva Investors, as part of another “important step” in the delivery of the “insurance firms new strategy.”

Versey joined Aviva Investors in 2014 and has most recently led the £47 billion real assets business which includes infrastructure, real estate and private debt markets.He was previously chief investment officer at Friends Life Group and AXA UK. 

Versey is currently CIO of Real Assets, at Aviva Investors. He will join Aviva’s group executive committee, reporting to Aviva Group CEO, Amanda Blanc, and will assume his new role with immediate effect.

Blanc said: “Mark is the leader that Aviva Investors needs to take it forward. Aviva Investors is a core part of Aviva and its investment capabilities are critical to our ambition to be the UK’s leading insurer. 

“I have been impressed with Mark’s determination to strengthen Aviva Investors, deliver excellent investment performance and extend our leadership in responsible investing.”

She added: “Aviva Investors has a significant role to play in the delivery of Aviva’s strategy, providing Aviva customers with attractive investment solutions for each step of their lives.

“I would like to thank Euan Munro for his leadership of Aviva Investors over the past seven years. He leaves with our best wishes for the next stage of his career.”

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