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Dromer leaves Aviva and Matthews gets wider role

Aviva is carrying out a restructure of global senior management which will see Aviva Investors chief executive Alain Dromer leave the company and Aviva UK chief executive Trevor Matthews take on a wider role.

A successor to Dromer will be recruited who will report to group chief financial officer Pat Regan. Regan will continue in his role and assume responsibility for Aviva Investors.

Aviva Europe chief executive Igal Mayer has resigned and will leave the company at the end of May. Aviva North America chief executive Richard Hoskins is also leaving the company. Leaving dates for Dromer and Hoskins have not yet been decided.

Aviva says the restructure reflects the fact it operates in “materially fewer countries”.

UK and Ireland chief executive for life insurance David Barral, UK and Ireland chief executive for general insurance David McMillan and France chief executive Philippe Maso will join the group executive committee, subject to regulatory approval. They will report directly to Aviva group chief executive Andrew Moss. USA chief executive Chris Littlefield will also report to Moss.

Matthews will become executive director of developed markets. He will be responsible for chairing the UK and Ireland board and have responsibility for Aviva’s businesses in Canada, Italy and Spain. Matthews will also develop group-wide capabilities for underwriting, pricing and claim management.

Asia Pacific chief executive Simon Machell will be chief executive of higher growth markets.

Facts & Figures Financial Planners managing director Simon Webster says: “Aviva has positioned itself as a serious player in the UK. The fact that Matthews has been given wider responsibilities endorses the work he has done in the UK market.”



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