Amanda Blanc

Amanda Blanc

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: British

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

Amanda has extensive experience gained over 30 years in various insurance markets. She’s held several 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 and Groupama Insurance Company and Commercial Union.

Amanda started her career as a graduate trainee at Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited in 1989. She became a management consultant at Ernst & Young in 1998, working on transformational assignments.

In 2018, Amanda was the first woman to be appointed as Chair of the Association of British Insurers. She was also Chair of the Insurance Fraud Bureau and President of the Chartered Insurance Institute. 

Professional qualifications and memberships

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

Amanda is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Welsh Rugby Union and Chair of the Professional Game Board. 

Membership of board committees