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Andy Briggs

Chief Executive Officer, UK Insurance *

Born March 1966, British

* We announced on 24 April 2019 that Andy Briggs would step down as CEO UK Insurance and as a Director of Aviva plc with immediate effect.  Andy will remain with the Group until 23 October 2019 to support an orderly transition.  Read the full announcement.

Andy Briggs,  Chief Executive Officer, UK Insurance
Andy Briggs, Chief Executive Officer, UK Insurance

Andy joined the Board April 2015 to lead Aviva’s enlarged UK Life business following the acquisition of Friends Life Group Limited where he was group chief executive.

He has over 25 years of operational and executive experience in the insurance industry across life assurance and general insurance, both in the UK and overseas.  

At Friends Life he led the transformation of the three acquired businesses and brings his strategic and business skills, experience of organisational change and knowledge of the Friends Life business to the board.  He has extensive knowledge of the UK regulated environment combined with experience in capital and risk management. Andy was formerly CEO of Scottish Widows plc (financial services), CEO of the life business of Lloyds Banking Group plc (financial services) and CEO of the Prudential Group’s Retirement Income business (insurance).

Professional qualifications and memberships

Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and chairman of the Board of the Association of British Insurers. He is Government Business Champion for Older Workers with Business in the Community. Andy is also chairman of the NSPCC’s Fundraising Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees.  He also chaired one of their larger fundraising sub-committees for ten years.

You can download a photograph of Andy from Flickr.


  • The Big Interview
    Andy Briggs on retirement and our ageing population (published in The Scotsman, 25 November 2017).