A boardroom row has “erupted” at Aviva over splitting the company more radically, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
Her appointment as a NED of Aviva triggered one former colleague to boast 'It’s coming home, it’s coming home, insurance is coming home'. Jonathan Swift reflects on what lies ahead for Amanda Blanc here, at ERS and where she might pop up next.
This week Aviva has been tipped to unveil a new structure which will again see its UK general insurance and life/pensions businesses split. Jonathan Swift reflects on why this should not come as a surprise as history dictates the insurer has never been…
Andy Briggs will step down as CEO of Aviva’s UK insurance division, as the group announces further management changes and a review of its UK business.
Aviva's share price nudged up a few pennies on Monday as it announced Maurice Tulloch as its new group CEO. Post content director Jonathan Swift reflects on why - despite his initial cynicism - the British-Canadian boss might have the attributes to…
Jonathan Swift reflects on whether Direct Line's new "understated" and "inquisitive" CEO Penny James might be the right person at the right time, given the on-going pricing review.
Having bemoaned the insurance sector's lack of 'pull' in recruiting outside its gene/talent pool, Jonathan Swift suggests Aviva might be about to prove him wrong.
Jonathan Swift asks whether RSA promoting Scott Egan is a sign of the insurance industry's lack of appeal to external candidates; a sign of lack of big name insurance draws in the market; an indication of its risk aversion; or a combination of any of the…
This month began with a bang as the annual British Insurance Awards highlighted the talent in the sector in 1950s style, with industry stalwart John O’Roarke being handed the Achievement Award.
One of the highlights of the World Cup so far was watching Portuguese defender Pepe collapse in agony after receiving a pat on the back from Moroccan player Mehdi Benatia. But when you see how much footballers insure their body parts for, it isn’t really…
The surprising departure of Brendan McCafferty as the CEO for intermediated and direct at Axa Insurance last month got me thinking.
Aon Benfield’s executive chairman Dominic Christian has been appointed chairman of Climate Wise.
With technology reshaping the insurance industry, incumbents need to disrupt the very business models they helped create in order to meet fast-changing customer expectations, writes Maurice Tulloch, CEO, international insurance, Aviva.
Six months into the job, Aviva UK’s newly appointed GI CEO talks to Martin Croucher about the challenges of succeeding Maurice Tulloch and further investment into digital
Young Achiever Award; Unsung Hero; Insurance Personality of the Year; Achievement Award
The Association of British Insurers has never been “more relevant to its members” and “the work, focus and voice of the ABI is directed by its members, for its members” according to outgoing chairman Paul Evans.
The internal appointment of Colm Holmes to take over the Aviva UK general insurance reins from Maurice Tulloch has been billed as good news for brokers by commentators both insider and outside the insurer.
Incoming Aviva UK general insurance CEO Colm Holmes has vowed not to lose focus “on the fundamentals” and has set his sights on building on relationships with brokers.
The leaders of 15 Climate Wise members have written to the governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney and the Prudential Regulation Authority for more collective action to reduce the risk of climate change impacting society and, ultimately, the…