Aviva plc (“Aviva” or “the group”) announces that the Board of Aviva and Tom Stoddard have decided that Tom Stoddard will step down as Chief Financial Officer and as a Director of Aviva from 30 June 2019. Tom Stoddard will remain with the Group until 31 December 2019 to support an orderly transition.
Jason Windsor, currently Chief Financial Officer of Aviva UK Insurance, will become interim Chief Financial Officer on 1 July 2019. Jason joined Aviva in 2010 and has extensive experience of the group, including as Chief Capital and Investments Officer, and as a member of the Group Executive. This appointment is subject to regulatory approval.
Tom is a tremendous leader and has played a major role in delivering Aviva’s financial turnaround, significantly strengthening the group’s capital position. After five successful years at Aviva, he leaves with my best wishes and those of Aviva’s Board.
Whilst I will miss all the friends I have made here, Aviva has a strong finance team, and it is now time for me to clear the way for others to step up, as I consider new opportunities. Aviva is in a strong financial position with a bright future ahead of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Maurice and I wish him, Jason, and everyone who works for Aviva all the best for the future.