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Aviva appoints Rexam CEO to board

Aviva has appointed Rexam chief executive Leslie Van de Walle as an independent non-executive director.

Van de Walle is also a non-executive director of Aegis Group but he will retire from the position this month following six years’ on the board.

Aviva says Van de Walle has extensive marketing and brand experience, particularly in the consumer goods sector.

Chairman Lord Sharman of Redlynch says: “I am delighted to welcome Leslie to Aviva. He brings an international outlook, strong analytical ability and an excellent track record of delivering improved performance. I am confident Leslie will make a valuable contribution to Aviva at what is a very exciting time in its development.”


Job cuts loom at AWD Chase de Vere

Bristol-based IFA firm AWD Chase de Vere has entered into a consultation period which may lead to redundancies. The firm refused to comment on the cuts.

Ward appointed Henderson chief economist

Henderson Global Investors has appointed New Star’s Simon Ward as chief economist. Ward was an economist and strategist for New Star, which Henderson has taken over. In his new role he will continue to post his regular economic journal, Money Moves Markets, online.Ward has over two decades of experience as an economic commentator, having previously […]

People on the move: Mortgages

Nationwide has appointed Andy McQueen as divisional director for mortgages and savings. McQueen, who replaces Matthew Carter, was previously divisional director of specialist lending, covering both The Mortgage Works and the building society’s former intermediary arm UCB Home Loans. He will be responsible for the creation and marketing of all mortgage and savings products.

Inheritance Tax, a tax on the wealthy? Urban myth or fact?

By Kim Jarvis, Technical Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Inheritance tax has been around in some form since 1796. Estate duty dates back to 1894 and over the years this tax has evolved into the inheritance tax (IHT) we know and love today, which was introduced in 1986 as a replacement for […]


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