Aviva management appointments

Article date: 27 October 2005

Aviva plc has announced senior management changes which willtake effect in 2006.

Mike Pemberton, group HR director, will retire in March 2006 andwill be succeeded by John Ainley, who is currently people andorganisation director, Norwich Union Life and was previously HRdirector, Aviva General Insurance. Ainley will report to RichardHarvey, group chief executive of Aviva plc and will take MikePemberton’s place on the group executive committee.

Russell Martin, currently HR director (UK & Europe) atPrudential Assurance, will take up the role of director of peopleand organisation at Norwich Union Life, with effect from 1 February2006.

Martin’s previous positions have included specialist rolesin reward and recruitment, in addition to international HRpositions in a number of sectors, including advertising, media andbanking.


Hayley Stimpson, Aviva directorof external affairs +44 (0)20 7662 7544
Sue Winston, Aviva head of group media relations +44 (0)20 76628221
Cheryl Cox, Norwich Union Life media relations +44 (0)1904452617

Notes to editors:

  • Photographs are available from the media centre at www.aviva.com/media
  • Aviva is the world’s sixth-largest insurance group basedon gross world-wide premiums and market capitalisation (at 31December 2004); it is one of the leading providers of life andpensions in Europe and has substantial businesses in other marketsaround the world.
  • Aviva’s main activities are long-term savings, fundmanagement and general insurance, with world-wide total income of£40 billion and assets under management of £280 billion at 31December 2004.

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