The board of Aviva has announced group CEO Maurice Tulloch is set to carry out a review of the insurance giant's UK business and introduce an "appropriate management structure", as Andy Briggs, CEO of UK insurance, steps down from his role.
Tulloch, who recently became group CEO in March 2019 to replace Mark Wilson but has worked at Aviva in its insurance business since 1992, will "lead a review of the UK businesses to ensure the appropriate management structure to build on the success for the future".
This will involve bringing more business unit leaders to the group's senior leadership team including Colm Holmes, CEO of Aviva Canada and global corporate & speciality, and Patrick Dixneuf, CEO of Aviva's European businesses and Aviva France.
Additionally, the group will no longer be seeking an international CEO, the role previously filled by Tulloch before he became group CEO.
Meanwhile, Briggs steps down from his role as CEO of UK insurance and director today but will remain with the group until 23 October to support an orderly transition.
He joined the board of Aviva in April 2015 following the acquisition of Friends Life where he was group chief executive.
Angela Darlington, currently group chief risk officer for Aviva, will become interim CEO of the UK insurance business, subject to regulatory approval.
Tulloch said: "These appointments are an important first step to bring greater energy, pace and commercial thinking to Aviva.
"Andy Briggs is a brilliant leader and good friend. Aviva has benefitted enormously from his extensive industry experience and his integrity and we wish him well for the future. I look forward to working with him during the transitionary period."
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