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 – developing all our colleagues to have the skills they need now and for the future.  A key part of her role is creating an inclusive culture that enables everyone to perform at their best with the focus on being brilliant for our customers.

Before joining Aviva, Danny was the Chief People Officer at Metro Bank. During her tenure it 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, and former Master, 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