Appointments at Norwich Union

Article date: 17 March 2008

Norwich Union has announced two new appointments to the Underwriting, Pricing and Product team ahead of the retirement of John Seaton, underwriting, pricing and product director, in April.

Dan Pickens has been appointed as personal lines director on a permanent basis and Larry Harrington takes on the role of commercial lines director on an interim basis. Both will report to the new underwriting, pricing and product director once a replacement for John Seaton is found.

Pickens has proven personal lines experience at a senior level having previously worked at GMAC and brings with him a wealth of experience from the extremely competitive, innovative and highly regulated US market.

Harrington has over 30 years of experience in commercial lines underwriting at senior levels, more recently as senior vice president of commercial lines at Aviva Canada.

Igal Mayer, chief executive, Norwich Union Insurance, said: "I know that both Dan and Larry will continue the fantastic work John has done in helping us focus on building our core insurance capability and ensuring we remain the UK's number one insurer, by developing and delivering the right products at the right price.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank John for his vision, commitment and energy which he has dedicated to our organisation for more than 31 years and wish him a very happy retirement."


For more information please contact:
Sally Leeman on 01603 684225/07800 699670

Notes to editors:
Norwich Union is the UK's largest general insurer with a market share of around 15%, with a focus on insurance for individuals and small businesses.

It is a leading provider of life, pensions and investment products and one of the largest financial adviser (FA) providers.  FAs provide over 70% of the company's long-term savings business in the UK.

Norwich Union's news releases and a selection of images are available from Aviva's internet press centre at

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