Aviva appoints David Hall as managing director of new Corporate Risks and Specialty Lines business

Article date: 23 November 2010

Aviva is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hall as managing director of Corporate Risks and Specialty Lines in its UK general insurance business.

David joins the UK’s largest insurer from Zurich, where he was CEO for global corporate UK business. At Aviva he will be responsible for building a market leading Corporate Risks and Specialty Lines business and will be part of Aviva’s UK general insurance executive team, reporting to UK general insurance CEO David McMillan.

Commenting on David Hall’s appointment, David McMillan said: “We are delighted to have someone of David’s calibre join Aviva which underlines our ambition and commitment to grow our Corporate Risks and Specialty Lines business.

“David has a great reputation in this market, with a proven track record based on more than 20 years in the business.”

David Hall said: “I’m delighted to be joining Aviva and relish the challenge of building a market leading business in Aviva.”

David McMillan continued: “We already have a very strong, profitable presence in the Specialty Lines arena. Aviva trades in a number of different sectors and our plan is to build upon our current position of strength, as well as the early success we have seen with Corporate Risk Solutions, and achieve significant and profitable growth across all sectors.”

David’s appointment is the latest senior appointment focused on growing Aviva’s capabilities in the corporate risks sector. Dipak Warren joined Aviva as corporate risk solutions director from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Ltd in September. Dipak, who currently reports into chief underwriting officer Axel Schmidt, will report into David Hall once he joins.

David will join Aviva early next year. He will be based in St Helen’s in London, Aviva’s head office.

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Notes to editors:

Aviva is one of the world's largest insurance groups* with 53 million customers worldwide and 46,000 employees.

Aviva’s main activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwide total sales of £45.1 billion and funds under management of £379 billion*.

In the UK, Aviva takes care of its 19.2 million customers by helping them look after their future, protecting what’s important – from their health to their homes, their cars to their business – and saving for the future.

Aviva has a 10.5%** share of the UK life and pensions market and insures one in six homes and one in 10 cars in the UK. It is also one of the oldest UK insurers, with a heritage stretching back more than 300 years.

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* based on gross worldwide premiums at 31 December 2009
** Source: ABI data released August 2010

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