Career file - David Lovely: Aviva appoints Lovely as claims director

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Aviva has appointed David Lovely as claims director, reporting to Maurice Tulloch, chief executive for UK and Ireland general insurance.

Currently senior vice-president of global claims for Ace in the US, Lovely has previously held positions in claims and operations at Liberty Mutual, General Electric and Allianz.

Rob Townend, who was appointed deputy claims director in October 2013, will continue to run Aviva’s GI claims operations in the UK and Ireland.

Commenting on Lovely’s appointment, Tulloch said: “Dave brings nearly 30 years of insurance industry expertise and market insight to Aviva. As the UK’s leading general insurer, our number one priority is to get our customers back on their feet when they make a claim with us. Dave will help Aviva maintain its market-leading claims function, while further improving the service we provide to our customers.”

Lovely commented: “Aviva has a reputation as a company that provides exceptional support when customers need to make a claim – settling more than 2000 claims every day on average in the UK, paying out £2.6bn in 2013 – and I am excited to be taking on the challenge of leading a team that delivers world-class claims capability.”

This article was published in the 24 April/1 May edition of Post magazine.

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