Chief Executive Officer
My ambitions for Aviva are BIG but they are realistic. With the right strategic focus, a commitment to high performance and unwavering financial discipline, we will win. Our investors and our customers – and our people – expect action, progress and improvement. And we are going to give it to them.
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.
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 Group CEO at AXA UK, PPP & Ireland and CEO Europe, Middle East, Africa & Global Banking 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.
In 2020, Amanda was recognised by Forbes as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
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:
Messages for our people
1 March 2021: watch Amanda's sustainability message to our people as we become the first major insurer worldwide to target Net Zero carbon by 2040.
18 December 2020: watch Amanda’s December 2020 thank you message to our people - for being there for our customers and each other in what has been an extraordinary year.
11 November 2020: watch Amanda's 2020 Remembrance Day message to our people on our Remembrance page.
11 November 2020: read Amanda's wellbeing message to our people as governments in many parts of the world experience new surges of coronavirus infections.