Danielle Harmer

Chief People Officer

Danny was appointed Chief People Officer for Aviva Plc in February 2020. She leads Aviva’s global People and Culture strategy and is passionate about supporting our people and keeping things simple for them so they can focus on putting our customers at the heart of everything they do. 

Before joining Aviva, Danny was the Chief People Officer at Metro Bank for over seven years. During that time Metro Bank was consistently recognised as providing market leading service through its unique approach to people and culture. 

She previously held a variety of roles in HR and business leadership at Halifax, HBOS, Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays. 

Danny holds a degree in Economics and Business Economics from the University of Southampton, is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a founding Court Member of the Guild of HR Professionals.  She was recognised as one of HR Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Practitioners’ from 2016-2022 and has been named as an FT ‘OUTstanding’ LGBT+ ally and ‘HERoes‘ female role model.

Group Executive Committee