Aviva appoints Life Insurance CEO for UK and Ireland

Aviva has appointed Doug Brown as the new CEO for its Life Insurance business in the UK and Ireland.

Currently the CEO of Canada Life in the UK, Brown will take on the role with the firm and report to Aviva Group CEO, Amanda Blanc. His appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

Over the past six years, Brown has headed up Canada Life’s operations in the UK and was previously its chief operating officer.

He has also held up numerous senior positions in the insurance sector, including chief risk officer at Aviva Europe and regional president of AIG Life, UK & Ireland.

Aviva’s former CEO for Life Insurance, Amanda Darlington, will leave the firm in April 2021, after a period of handover with Brown.

Blanc said: “Our aim is to be the UK’s leading insurer, providing customers with all their savings, retirement and insurance needs, at every step of their lives.

“Doug is a great appointment for Aviva and he will play a key role as we transform Aviva’s performance in the UK.”

Brown said: “Aviva is very well placed for success in the UK with a strong brand and excellent partner and customer relationships. I am excited to be joining Aviva and extending our leadership in the life insurance market.”


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