Andrew Dernie - Business in the Community
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Andrew Dernie

Head of IT Finance Operations,

East of England Leadership Board

Since joining AVIVA in 2007, Andrew Dernie has led global shared service teams to deliver savings, retirement, investment, and insurance services to customers. Most recently he has been heading the IT Finance Team and managing business-wide operational risk programmes.

After studying physics, Andrew started his career in chemical manufacturing and specialist coatings with ICI Plc before joining PPG Inc. Based in the UK, Italy and Switzerland, Andrew managed international teams across Europe, North America and Asia in roles spanning engineering, product development, marketing, manufacturing, and supply chain.

Andrew is an advocate for businesses and colleagues making a positive contribution in their communities. He is a founding director and former chair of the award-winning Norwich Business Improvement District. He also represents AVIVA at the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Business in the Community (BITC) Norwich Place Leadership Board. Since 2020, Andrew has chaired the Norwich Town Deal Board, collaborating to secure £26m of inward investment and delivering the first Town Deal project in the UK, the Digitech Factory at Norwich City College.