Andy joined the Board April 2015 as chief executive officer of Aviva UK & Ireland Life, to lead Aviva’s enlarged UK Life business following the acquisition of Friends Life Group Limited where he was group chief executive.
He has over 25 years of operational and executive experience in the insurance industry across life assurance and general insurance, both in the UK and overseas. At Friends Life he led the transformation of the three acquired businesses and brings his strategic and business skills, experience of organisational change and knowledge of the Friends Life business to the board. He has extensive knowledge of the UK regulated environment combined with experience in capital and risk management. Andy was formerly CEO of Scottish Widows plc (financial services), CEO of the General Insurance businesses of Lloyds Banking Group plc (financial services) and CEO of the Prudential Group’s Retirement Income business (insurance).
Andy became Chair of the Board of the Association of British Insurers in October 2016 for a two year term.
At the Conservative Party conference on 4th October 2016 his appointment as Government Business Champion for Older Workers with Business in the Community was announced. His role is to encourage other CEO’s and business leaders to recruit the over-50’s.
Andy joined the NSPCC Fundraising Committee in 2006 and is the current committee chair; in 2016 he became a trustee of NSPCC .