Richard Harvey, a man who is already under the media spotlight today because he is staying on for a ...
Richard Harvey, a man who is already under the media spotlight today because he is staying on for a while longer as group chief executive of Aviva, has also been appointed as chairman of the ABI.
Mike Ross will step down as chairman after completing his two-year term, says a statement from the ABI, and become chairman of the newly-created European Constitutional Affairs at the ABI.
Harvey, who became group chief executive of Aviva in April 2001, says the focus of the ABI's lobbying will be "to argue the case for Government action to close the savings gap, for pension reform, and for proportionate regulation of general insurance", says Harvey.
"We want to tackle the legal costs that lie behind rising liability insurance premiums and to improve rehabilitation. And we are also working closely with member companies to improve transparency and raise standards of customer service throughout the industry," he adds.
Other appointments include David Henderson, group chief executive of Aegon UK who will replace Keith Satchell as chairman of the Life Insurance Committee, and Dennis Holt group chief executive of AXA UK, will replace Ian Chippendale as chairman of the General Insurance Committee.
Val Gooding - chief executive of BUPA will continue to chair the Health Committee while Iain Lumsden, group chief executive of Standard Life, will continue to chair the Financial Regulation and Taxation Committee.
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