Aviva appoints Belén Romana García as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Article date: 29 June 2015

Aviva plc (“Aviva” or the “Company”) has appointed Mrs Belén Romana García as an independent non-executive director of the Board with effect from 26 June 2015. She will also join the Governance, Nomination and Risk Committees.

Belén is a former Head of the Spanish Treasury and previously President and Chairman at Sareb, the management company for assets arising from the Spanish banking sector reorganisation. Belén has a broad range of European experience gained from her executive and non-executive career, including prior independent non-executive positions on boards and committees of AGEAS (previously Fortis), Acerinox (stainless steel manufacturing conglomerate) and Banesto (banking).

Sir Adrian Montague, Chairman, said:
“Belén’s experience as both an executive and a non-executive in the financial services sector, and in international policy making and regulation will be invaluable to Aviva. She is a highly respected former civil servant and a business leader who will make a strong contribution to Aviva and I welcome her to the Board.”



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Notes to editors:

  • In accordance with paragraph LR 9.6.13R of the listing rules, Aviva confirms there is no information to be disclosed in terms of LR 9.6.13R (2) to LR 9.6.13R (6) inclusive in respect of Belén Romana García.
  • At the date of this announcement, Belén Romana García has no beneficial interests in ordinary shares of Aviva.
  • Belén Romana García’s appointment has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.
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