Norwich Union Life announces changes to senior management structure

Article date: 28 May 2003

Norwich Union has made changes to the senior management team ofits life business following a restructure of the Aviva executiveteam, which was announced today.

Philip Scott will become Aviva group executive director, lifeinternational, taking responsibility for Aviva’s continentalEuropean and international life and insurance businesses. Philipwill relinquish his current chairmanship of Norwich Union Life.Aviva group chief executive, Richard Harvey, will take up the roleof non-executive chairman Norwich Union Life, with Norwich UnionLife chief executive, Gary Withers, continuing in his role andreporting directly to him. These changes take effect from 1 July2003.

Cathryn Riley, currently retail director for Norwich UnionInsurance, will become managing director of Norwich UnionHealthcare.

David Rogers, currently managing director of Norwich UnionHealthcare, will be appointed to a new senior role within thegroup, which will be announced shortly.

Cathryn Riley and Tidjane Thiam, Aviva’s group strategyand development director, will join the Norwich Union Lifeboard.

Commenting on the changes, Gary Withers, chief executive NorwichUnion Life, said:

“Our Healthcare business continues to go from strength tostrength. Cathryn joining the team will ensure the continueddevelopment of this important operation as we bring it into theheart of the life company.

“Philip Scott has made an outstanding contribution to thedevelopment of Norwich Union and the UK life industry. His vastknowledge and experience will be invaluable in his new roledeveloping Aviva’s international life businesses.”

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Notes to editors:

Norwich Union is the UK’s largest insurer. It is a leadingprovider of life, pensions and investment products and one of theleading IFA providers. IFAs provide around 70% of thecompany’s long-term savings business.

Norwich Union has strategic alliances with building societiesand other leading UK brand names including Tesco Personal Financeand The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

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