Aviva has announced Patrick Regan will take up his appointment as chief financial officer and executive director on 22 February.
Regan joins from insurance broker Willis where he was chief operating officer and finance director.
He succeeds Philip Scott, who stepped down on Tuesday after 36 years with the insurer.
Scott moves to join part-nationalised RBS as a non-executive director to chair its new risk committee.
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