Mark Wilson

Group chief executive officer

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson
Group chief executive officer

Born August 1966, New Zealander

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Mark Wilson joined the Board in December 2012 and became Group Chief Executive on 1 January 2013.

Mark has over 25 years of operational and executive experience in the insurance industry across life assurance, general insurance and asset management, in both mature and growth markets. He has extensive experience of leading major international insurance companies and has an excellent track record as a focused and inspirational business leader.

Mark was Chief Executive Officer and President of AIA Group (insurance), based in Hong Kong.  He repositioned AIA into the leading pan-Asian insurance company, improved its market valuation and successfully navigated the company through the global financial crisis and prepared it for IPO.  The company emerged as a stronger and significantly more valuable independent entity, leading to the largest IPO in corporate history in Hong Kong.

Mark was previously Chief Executive Officer of AXA China and Chief Executive Officer of AXA South East Asia (insurance). He also held a number of senior management positions at National Mutual (insurance) in New Zealand, where he progressed through many of the major business functions, gaining a deep and broad knowledge of the business.

Since he arrived at Aviva, Mark has set out a comprehensive strategy to turn around Aviva’s performance.  He has set out an investment thesis of cashflow and growth, focusing the business on clear, simple financial metrics.  In his first year, Mark has strengthened the senior management team and is leading a programme to reinvigorate Aviva’s culture, emphasising high performance and a relentless focus on serving Aviva’s customers even better.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Mark is a New Zealander and has a Bachelor of Management Studies degree from the University of Waikato.

Articles

Reforming the UK motor insurance market
Group CEO Mark Wilson sets out Aviva’s campaign to clamp down on the unnecessary costs in the UK motor insurance market.

Tackling the UK’s savings gap
Group CEO Mark Wilson calls for widespread changes to products, guidance and tax, to encourage a pro-saving environment.

Greater flood resilience
Greater investment in flood defences and only building where we can protect are amongst the reforms called for by Mark Wilson, Group CEO.

Presentations and interviews

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

02 Oct 2014 19th Annual Banking & Insurance CEO Conference, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference Presentation 2014 PDF (1.1 MB)

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

09 Jul 2014 Aviva plc capital markets day

25 Mar 2014 Morgan Stanley European Financials Conference

  • Morgan Stanley European Financials Conference Presentation PDF (558.6 KB)

06 Mar 2014 Preliminary results for 12 months ended 31 December 2013

07 Nov 2013 Interim management statement - 9 months ended 30 September 2013

  • Mark Wilson video interview View

25 Sep 2013 18th Annual Banking & Insurance DEC Conference, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference Presentation 2013 PDF (300.5 KB)

08 Aug 2013 Interim results for 6 months ended 30 June 2013

07 Mar 2013 Preliminary results - 12 months ended 31 December 2012

23 Nov 2012 Interview post Mark Wilson's appointment as ceo

  • Video interview View