Aviva has hired Blackstone director Tom Stoddard as chief financial officer.
Stoddard, currently head of global financial institutions advisory at Blackstone, will replace Pat Regan, whose departure was announced last month.
Stoddard has been principal corporate adviser to Aviva for over a year and previously held a number of other senior financial advisory positions.
Aviva group chief executive Mark Wilson says: “Tom is a high calibre individual and an exceptional addition to our management team. He brings outstanding financial acumen, deep sector expertise, and impeccable commercial and market insight to Aviva
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Pat Regan for his many contributions to Aviva over the last four years and to wish him well in his future career in Australia.”