Amanda Blanc

Amanda Blanc

Chief Executive Officer

On 6 July 2020 we announced that Amanda Blanc has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Aviva with immediate effect. Read the full announcement.

Nationality: British

Appointed to the Board of Aviva plc on 2 January 2020.

Amanda Blanc is the Group CEO of Aviva Plc, the leading FTSE100 savings, retirement and insurance business.

She started her career as a graduate at one of Aviva’s ancestor companies, Commercial Union. Since then she has held senior executive roles across the insurance industry.

Amanda was previously CEO at AXA UK & Ireland, and CEO, EMEA & Global Banking Partnerships at Zurich Insurance Group. Amanda has also held executive leadership positions at Towergate Insurance Brokers, Groupama Insurance Company and Commercial Union. Amanda was previously a management consultant at Ernst & Young, working on transformational assignments.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Amanda has served as Chair of the Association of British Insurers; Chair of the Insurance Fraud Bureau and President of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Amanda is currently Chair of the Welsh Professional Rugby Board. Amanda is also a member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade Advisory Group.

Amanda is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has an MBA from Leeds University. She also holds a BA (hons) in history from the University of Liverpool.

You can download a photograph of Amanda from Flickr, or watch this short film about her first day as Aviva’s Chief Executive Officer:

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