Patricia Cross

Patricia Cross

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: Australian

Appointed to the board of Aviva plc on 1 December 2013.

Patricia has significant experience as both an executive and non-executive director across a wide range of financial services and other regulated industries in the US, Europe and Australia.

She is currently Chairman of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (superannuation services), a Director of the Grattan Institute (Australian think tank), and an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (charity).

Patricia was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Qantas Airways Limited (airline), Macqaurie Group Ltd, Macquarie Bank Ltd and National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) (financial services) which was a 100% owner of Clydesdale Bank plc in the UK, and previously had held a number of senior executive positions at NAB.  

She has also held Non-Executive positions at Wesfarmers Limited (conglomerate including insurance), Suncorp-Metway Limited (insurance and banking) and AMP Limited (wealth management and life insurance). She was formerly Chairman of the Qantas Superannuation Fund (pension fund), Deputy Chairman of Victoria's Transport Accident Commission (statutory insurer, Australia) and served in honorary Australian Government roles including the Australian Financial Centre Forum and the Financial Sector Advisory Council, as well as on numerous charities.

She was also Executive General Manager, wholesale banking and finance at NAB, and held a number of senior executive positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Banque Nationale de Paris (banking).

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