We announced on 19 May 2020 that George Culmer will take up the position as Chair of Aviva from 27 May 2020. Read the full announcement.
Appointed to the board of Aviva plc on 25 September 2019, as Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2020 and as Chair on 27 May 2020.
George brings significant board-level exposure with 15 years’ experience as a FTSE 100 Chief Financial Officer and a deep understanding of insurance and wider financial services. George was previously Chief Financial Officer of Lloyds Banking Group plc and joined its board on 16 May 2012.
He was formerly a director and Chief Financial Officer of RSA Insurance Group plc; Head of Capital Management of Zurich Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer of its UK operations; and held senior management positions at Prudential plc. George has deep insight into the challenges that affect Aviva’s businesses and the implications for shareholders and this makes him well placed to lead the Board in driving the strategy, culture and values of the Group.
George is currently a Senior Independent Director of Rolls Royce plc.
Professional qualifications and memberships
George is a Chartered Accountant, and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.