Sir Adrian  Montague, CBE

Sir Adrian Montague, CBE

Chairman

Nationality: British

Appointed to the board of Aviva plc in January 2013 and became senior independent non-executive director in May 2013, as Chairman in April 2015 and Executive Chairman from October 2018 to March 2019.

In October 2018 Sir Adrian was asked by the Board to assume executive responsibilities during the search for, and transition period to, a new Group Chief Executive Officer. After the appointment of the new Group Chief Executive Officer, in March 2019, Sir Adrian reverted to the role of Non-Executive Chairman.

Sir Adrian brings his significant experience of the financial services industry and in government and regulatory circles to the Board.

He is currently Chairman of The Manchester Airports Group plc (airport operator) and Cadent Gas Ltd (utilities). He is a Trustee of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. 

Sir Adrian was formerly Chairman of Anglian Water Group Ltd (utilities), Friends Provident plc (life insurance), British Energy Group plc (utilities), Michael Page International plc (recruitment), and Cross London Rail Links Ltd (Crossrail), and was formerly Deputy-Chairman of Network Rail Ltd (railway network authority), Partnerships UK plc (public private partnership) and UK Green Investment Bank plc (investment bank). He was also previously Chief Executive of the Treasury Taskforce and a trustee of Historic Royal Palaces.

Professional qualifications and memberships

He is a qualified solicitor and was formerly a partner at Linklaters & Paines.

Membership of board committees