Tom Stoddard

Tom Stoddard

Chief Financial Officer

Nationality: American

Tom joined Aviva in April 2014 as chief financial officer and a member of the Aviva Leadership Team.

He has worked primarily as an investment banker, including advising Aviva plc. He also has experience as a corporate lawyer and an asset-based lender. 

Tom’s financial expertise and strategic decision-making skills play a fundamental role in driving Aviva to attain its financial goals. As a result of Tom’s work Aviva has strengthened its financial position and now has sufficient financial flexibility to withstand stress and invest in opportunity.

From 2008 to 2014, Tom was Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Financial Institutions Advisory, at the investment and advisory firm Blackstone Advisory Partners LP with responsibility for successfully driving Blackstone’s business of advising banks, insurers and other financial institutions globally on M&A and restructuring.

He has also held senior investment banking positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (investment company) and its successor, Credit Suisse (financial services holding company), where he led the global insurance group as Managing Director. 

Tom practiced corporate and securities law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (US law firm) from 1992 to 1994.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Tom holds a Juris Doctor with Honours from the University of Chicago Law School. He holds a B.A. with Distinction in Economics from Swarthmore College, where he was a McCabe Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

You can download a photograph of Tom from Flickr.


Aviva’s investment banker in the boardroom (PDF 0.07MB)

Tom Stoddard, Group CFO reflects on the transformation that has taken place at Aviva and his role in the company’s turnaround.


Presentations and interviews

10 Mar 2016 Preliminary results for 12 months ended 31 December 2015

05 Mar 2015 Preliminary results for 12 months ended 31 December 2014

07 Aug 2014 Interim results for 6 months ended 30 June 2014

09 Jul 2014 Aviva plc capital markets day