Andy joined the Group Executive and Aviva plc Board in April 2015 as chief executive officer of Aviva UK & Ireland Life, to lead Aviva’s enlarged UK Life business following the acquisition of Friends Life Group Limited where he was group chief executive.
He has over 25 years of operational and executive experience in the insurance industry across life assurance and general insurance, both in the UK and overseas. At Friends Life he led the transformation of the three acquired businesses and brings his strategic and business skills, experience of organisational change and knowledge of the Friends Life business to the board.
He has extensive knowledge of the UK regulated environment combined with experience in capital and risk management. Andy was formerly CEO of Scottish Widows plc (financial services), CEO of the General Insurance businesses of Lloyds Banking Group plc (financial services) and CEO of the Prudential Group’s Retirement Income business (insurance).
Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, a member of the Board of the Association of British Insurers and chairs their Audit Committee, and represents the ABI at the Prudential Regulatory Authority Practitioner Panel. He is also a member of the NSPCC’s fundraising committee and chairs one of their larger fundraising sub-committees.