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Group chief executive officer
Born August 1966, New Zealander
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.
Finally, a win for the good guys: no more cash for whiplash claims
In the 2015 Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced that the government has committed to putting an end to fraudulent whiplash claims. Group CEO Mark Wilson writes about Aviva’s stance on fraud and how these changes will benefit honest motor customers’ premiums.
A good ancestor: Firms needs to take a long, hard look at legacy
In light of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and his address to the 70th UN General assembly, Group CEO Mark Wilson discusses the importance of being a good ancestor and creating a legacy we can all be proud of.
Mark Wilson reflected on Britishness - and how we should celebrate it as a terrific asset across the world
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.
25 September 2015: Mark Wilson’s address to the United Nations General Assembly plenary session PDF (0.2 MB)
24 July 2015: Paris: A Giant Leap for Humanity PDF (0.16 MB)
26 June 2015: Inclusive Capitalism Conference: Being a Good Ancestor PDF (0.28 MB)
29 April 2015: AGM PDF (0.03MB)
Presentations and interviews
15 Oct 2015 CNBC Squawkbox
- Highlights of Mark Wilson’s guest host appearance on CNBC Squawkbox View
30 Sep 2015 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference Presentation 2015 PDF (982.8 KB)
06 Aug 2015 Interim results for 6 months ended 30 June 2015
02 Jun 2015 Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference
- Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference Presentation PDF (264.3 KB)
24 Mar 2015 Morgan Stanley European Financials Conference
- Morgan Stanley European Financials Conference Presentation PDF (328.3 KB)
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