AVIVA: TULLOCH retired. Amanda BLANC appointed as new CEO

8 July 2020 —
AVIVA announced the appoitment of Amanda BLANC as Chief Executive Officer of Aviva with immediate effect. "For family health reasons Maurice TULLOCH, the previous Chief Executive, has today stepped down from the role and retired from his position on the AVIVA Board", as the UK insurer mentioned in a statement. TULLOCH joined the AVIVA plc Board in 2017 and was appointed as Chief Executive in March 2019.

Amanda BLANC is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director at AVIVA. She was appointed to the AVIVA Board in January 2020 and chairs the Customer, Conduct and Reputation Board Committee. She was previously CEO, EMEA & Global Banking Partnerships at ZURICH Insurance Group. Prior to that she was Group CEO, AXA UK, PPP and Ireland and has served as Chair of the Association of British Insurers and President of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

In addition to her previous roles at AXA and Zurich, Amanda BLANC has held senior positions at TOWERGATE Insurance Brokers and GROUPAMA Insurance Company. She started her career with COMMERCIAL UNION, which subsequently became part of AVIVA.

Following her appointment, Amanda BLANC will step down from all of her current Non-Executive commitments. She will continue in her voluntary role as Chair of the Welsh Professional Rugby Board.