Senior executive appointments at Norwich Union Life

Article date: 18 September 2006

Norwich Union Life has announced three new senior executiveappointments to further strengthen its senior executive team:

Nic Nicandrou is appointed as Norwich Union Life’s financedirector. Nic moves across from Aviva plc, Norwich Union’sparent company, where he was group financial control director and amember of the Aviva Corporate Office Management Committee. Prior tojoining Norwich Union in 1997, Nic worked for PWC in a number ofsenior auditing and consultancy roles.

Crawford Davidson is appointed as marketing director. Crawfordjoins from Tesco where he was marketing director for, theinternet shopping service, and also Tesco Direct. Prior to thisrole, Crawford was commercial and marketing director for TescoPersonal Finance and before this, director of Clubcard.Crawford’s appointment brings a wealth of new experience toNorwich Union Life in the important aspect of consumer marketing asthe company seeks to grow its presence significantly in thisarea.

Graham Boffey is appointed as corporate and consumer distributiondirector. Graham’s role will be to significantly develop ourpresence in the corporate benefits market (including bulk purchaseannuities) and build our capability in the direct to consumermarket. Graham joins from Norwich Union Healthcare where he wasmanaging director for a period of two years and prior to this heldthe position of partnership director for Norwich UnionInsurance.

Commenting on the appointments, chief executive of Norwich UnionLife, Mark Hodges, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nic,Crawford and Graham to the senior executive team and look forwardto working with them to further develop Norwich Union’s plansfor the future.

“These appointments bring the company a significant new levelof experience at a time when the industry is rapidly changing– driven by developments in technology and communications.Norwich Union is in an excellent position to capitalise and takeadvantage of these changes.”


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Notes to editors:
Norwich Union is theUK’s largest insurer. It is a leading provider of life,pensions and investment products and one of the largest financialadviser (FA) providers. FAs provide over 70% of the company'slong-term savings business in the UK.

Norwich Union is the UK’s largest general insurer with amarket share of around 14%, with a focus on insurance forindividuals and small businesses.

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