Secondment in Silicon Valley

The Aviva Blog - 24 February 2017
Subjects: Creating legacy Digital First
Author: Nick Emmerson

Aviva’s Nick Emmerson who works in the UK Digital Customer Experience team blogs about his secondment working with our innovative start-up partner Plug and Play in San Francisco.

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Inclusive businesses are better businesses

The Aviva Blog - 20 February 2017
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Andy Briggs

Aviva's Andy Briggs blogs about the recently announced target for one million more older workers in the UK by 2022 and changing our society's perception of age.

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Mammoth Missing Maps Mapathon

The Aviva Blog - 09 December 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy Digital First
Author: Matt Deakin

Aviva's Matt Deakin blogs about the mapathons we've held in 2016 to support Red Cross Week and International Day for Disaster Reduction, involving our people from right across the globe.

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London’s Burning!

The Aviva Blog - 05 September 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Hugo Deadman

Aviva’s Hugo Deadman blogs about the Great Fire of London – a historical event that created an extraordinary legacy and gave birth to the insurance industry of today.

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Breaking down barriers with the Legal Social Mobility Partnership initiative

The Aviva Blog - 01 September 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Amy Chen

Aviva’s Amy Chen blogs about her experience volunteering to support the Legal Social Mobility Partnership (LSMP) initiative, which works to break down the social and psychological barriers that might mean students from disadvantaged backgrounds, think a career in the law is out of their reach.

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Market movers

The Aviva Blog - 22 July 2016
Subjects: Care more COP21 Creating legacy Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Dr Steve Waygood

Aviva Investors’ Steve Waygood blogs from the 2016 UN World Investment Forum in Nairobi, where the Aviva & Corporate Knights 2016 Sustainable Stock Exchange Report was launched this week. 

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Protecting homes and businesses from future flood risk

The Aviva Blog - 30 June 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Iain Hamilton

Iain Hamilton, Head of Pricing and Underwriting for Personal Lines at Aviva’s UK General Insurance, talks about giving evidence to the UK Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, setting out how we’re encouraging our customers to have resilient and flood-resistant repairs which help minimise damage and allow them to be back in their properties sooner after a flood. 

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Aviva and the Armed Forces

The Aviva Blog - 24 June 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Stuart Wright

Aviva is supporting UK Armed Forces Day on 25 June with a number of activities across Aviva sites.  In this blog, Aviva’s Property and Facilities Director, Stuart Wright, reflects on his time in the military, how this has benefitted him since working for Aviva and what it means to be an Armed Forces-friendly employer.

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Rising Star

The Aviva Blog - 17 June 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Lauren Peel

Aviva's Lauren Peel discusses the work she's been doing as part of Aviva Pride and her recent "Rising Star in Diversity" award win from WeAreTheCity, an organisation that supports female talent.

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CR meant business at this year’s AGM

The Aviva Blog - 15 June 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: David Schofield

David Schofield, Aviva’s Group Head of Corporate Responsibility, blogs about this year’s AGM and how Aviva’s responsible and sustainable approach is helping to create a legacy that will last.

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Helping our customers plan for a more resilient future

The Aviva Blog - 27 April 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy Never rest
Author: Damian Cross

Aviva’s Damian Cross blogs about working with customers in emergency situations and helping get them quickly back on their feet after a crisis.

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You can take your car across Europe – so why not your car insurance?

The Aviva Blog - 03 March 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy Never rest
Author: Adam Uszpolewicz

Adam Uszpolewicz, CEO of Aviva Poland, blogs about his participation in a recent panel debate in Brussels on the European Commission’s Green Paper on Retail Financial Services, how the Green Paper will inject more financial choice & competition into Europe and what this means for EU consumers.

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Aviva partners with the British Red Cross – supporting our customers during a crisis

The Aviva Blog - 17 February 2016
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Gavin Scaife

Aviva's Gavin Scaife blogs about our partnership with the Red Cross and the difference we can make to customers at times of crisis. Not just repairing the physical upset but supporting the emotional impacts too.

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Aviva Tour of Britain: thinking caps on!

The Aviva Blog - 28 September 2015
Subjects: Creating legacy
Author: Joe Booth

Aviva's Joe Booth writes about his time volunteering as a Tour Maker at the final two stages of the recent Aviva Tour of Britain.

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Investing in our communities

The Aviva Blog - 08 September 2015
Subjects: Care more Creating legacy
Author: Diane Chapman

Aviva's Diane Chapman blogs about the Aviva Community Fund, which offers support and funding to inspirational local projects.  

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Wonderful Things at Aviva

The Aviva Blog - 13 August 2015
Subjects: Creating legacy
Author: Anna Stone

Anna Stone, Aviva Group Archivist, discusses the company history and hidden gems that can be found in the Aviva archive.

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My report on our annual report

The Aviva Blog - 17 July 2015
Subjects: Creating legacy Never rest
Author: Alicia Jennings

Aviva's Alicia Jennings shares her experiences project managing our award-winning 2014 annual report.

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Patient capital and hot money: How businesses can help to create a sustainable future

The Aviva Blog - 23 October 2014
Subjects: Creating legacy
Author: Dr Steve Waygood

Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors, writes about creating a sustainable future for our business and making decisions that don’t just work today but stack up in 5,10,20 years to come.

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When a birth certificate is more than just a piece of paper

The Aviva Blog - 06 October 2014
Subjects: Creating legacy Street to School
Author: David Schofield

Children unregistered at birth or without any identification documents are often excluded from accessing education, health care and social security.  Aviva’s group head of CR, David Schofield, writes about the work we have done with charity partner Plan UK to help children in Indonesia get their births registered.

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Savings gap or savings chasm?

The Aviva Blog - 26 September 2014
Subjects: Creating legacy Savings gap
Author: James Dalby

This week James Dalby, Aviva’s Market Intelligence manager comments on the savings gap – a huge issue for companies like Aviva providing income in retirement and for the millions of people up and down the UK who depend on them for that income.

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Welcome to our new Aviva Blog

The Aviva Blog - 16 September 2014
Subjects: Creating legacy
Author: Sue Winston

Welcome to Aviva’s new corporate blog from your blog editors, Sue Winston, head of communications and Hayley Sandford, corporate digital manager.

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The Aviva Blog authors

Andy Briggs

Andy Briggs

Andy joined the Board of Aviva plc in April 2015 as chief executive officer of Aviva UK Life, to lead Aviva’s enlarged UK Life business following the acquisition of Friends Life Group Limited where he was group chief executive.

He has over 25 years of operational and executive experience in the insurance industry across life assurance and general insurance.

Andy is Government Business Champion for Older Workers with Business in the Community.

Sarah Poulter

Sarah Poulter

Sarah Poulter is a member of Aviva’s UK external comms team, having worked for the company for 10 years. She has a keen interest in consumer and social affairs and was responsible for developing many of Aviva’s flagship reports, including Real Retirement, Family Finances and the Home report series.

Steve Bridger

Steve Bridger

Steve Bridger is Managing Director of Group Protection at Aviva plc. 

Steve has worked in the group risk industry for over 25 years, joining Aviva in 2003, with roles previously at Zurich & Unum, building an extensive understanding of the market, the products & the competition.

Steve is responsible for the Group Protection business at Aviva, including strategy, propositions, actuarial, underwriting, operations, claims (group life, group income protection and group critical illness) and sales.

He is a member of the GRiD (market trade body) Steering Committee and the ABI’s Protection Committee; promoting and enhancing the protection market and is passionate about being able to give employees access to invaluable protection benefits through the workplace.

Outside of work Steve is married with 2 children, Harry and Charlotte. He is a long-suffering and resilient West Ham United fan and likes his cars.

Anthony Beilin

Anthony Beilin

Anthony is a member of the Innovation team in our UK Digital business.  This team identify and test emerging concepts which have the potential to transform or disrupt the insurance industry, and ultimately deliver a great experience for our customers.

Laurence Beckett

Laurence Beckett has been working with Aviva since 1989 and is currently the People Director for Retirement Solutions in UK Life.  Laurence is a passionate supporter of the Diversity agenda and is currently the Allies Lead for Aviva Pride. He is a signed member of #heforshe and co-chairs the ‘Fuller Working Lives’ Government Strategy Group.

Nick Emmerson

Nick Emmerson

Nick Emmerson works in the UK Digital Customer Experience team, with a particular focus on mapping current and future customer experiences.  He has worked for Aviva for 18 years in Life Customer Services, Global IT Operations and UK Digital where he has led multiple teams and departments.

 

David Schofield

David Schofield is Group Head of Corporate Responsibility for Aviva. He leads the Aviva group CR team in their work on areas including good governance and community development, including the group’s three year partnership with the British Red Cross, helping communities prepare for, and respond to, crises.

Matt Deakin

Matt Deakin

Matt has worked at Aviva for 10 years in the field of CSR, and is currently UK Environment Manager working on sustainability reporting, strategy and projects including the UK element of the British Red Cross partnership.

Paula Thomsen

Paula Thomsen

Paula Thomsen is Head of Assurance for Aviva in the UK.  She’s worked in software testing for 25 years.  Most of this time has been spent at Aviva, but Paula has also spent time working for a large diesel engine manufacturer in the North of England.  Paula says:  “The reason I continue to enjoy working at Aviva is the emphasis we place on creating a legacy and caring more, whilst recognising the significant benefits this brings to Aviva, our customers and our people

Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid is Director of Financial and International Communications in the Group Communications team at Aviva.

Hugo Deadman

Hugo Deadman

Hugo works in the Group Communications team at Aviva, and has special responsibility for drafting speeches.  Outside work he watches football, keeps chickens and is just about to start training for ministry in the Church of England.

Amy Chen

Amy Chen

Amy Chen is Senior Counsel in the Aviva Group’s Legal team. 

Liz Kennett

Liz Kennett

Liz Kennett is a Media Relations Manager in the Aviva UK General Insurance press office and is responsible for home, travel and pet insurance queries.

Dr Steve Waygood

Dr Steve Waygood

Steve leads Aviva Investors’ Global Responsible Investment team which is responsible for integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across Aviva Investors’ c£250bn of assets under management.

Iain Hamilton

Iain Hamilton is the UK GI's Head of Pricing and Underwriting. He began his career with Aviva in Feb 1996 in Household and Commercial Property Claims. He then undertook a secondment in our Customer Complaints Team before moving to Pricing in 1999 where he has been ever since.

 

Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright Property and Facilities Director Aviva plc

Stuart Wright is Property & Facilities Director at Aviva Plc, responsible for operational property and facilities activity across the Aviva Group.  Before joining Aviva, Stuart worked at PA Consulting Group and served in the Royal Engineers. Stuart is Chair of the Living Wage Foundation Advisory Council.

Hazel Johnson

Hazel works as the Head of Household claims in Perth and also leads our Major Incident Response for UKGI. Hazel started work for Norwich Union in 1999 and has held numerous claims roles over the years, most notably starting systems thinking in Bodily Injury Bishopbriggs.

Lauren Peel

Lauren Peel

Lauren is the Media Relations Manager for UK Life here at Aviva. She is also the Deputy Chair for Aviva Prive, Aviva's LGBT Network.

 

 

Steve Davis

Steve Davis has worked for Aviva for 24 years, beginning his career in Actuarial. He has worked in the bonds service area and has been offshore three times supporting the business in Pune, India. Steve now works as a Project Manager in Product Governance fixing errors made on policies which have led to customer or fund detriment.

Damian Cross

Damian Cross

Damian Cross has worked at Aviva for over 8 years within GI property claims and has worked within the property sectors private/public & asset management for over 20 years. Damian was recently admitted as an Honorary fellow of the British Damage Management Association for amongst other things driving collaboration between all major incident response parties for the benefits of the customers & communities. He is committed to leaving a clear legacy in how the insurance market & associated partners respond to communities in their time of need and has provided input into the recently produced BSI 12999 code of practice for the organisation & management of assets following incident damage.

Adam Uszpolewicz

Adam Uszpolewicz

Adam Uszpolewicz is CEO of Aviva Poland.

Gavin Scaife

Gavin Scaife

Gavin Scaife has been a technical consultant for Asprea (Aviva) for the last 8 years.  He has worked in domestic and commercial claims for the last 18 years across a number of different insurers and loss adjusters, initially starting his career in motor claims and underwriting. 

Amanda Mackenzie

Amanda Mackenzie is a member of Aviva's Group Executive currently on secondment to Project Everyone, working with the UN to make the Global Goals for Sustainable Development famous.

Zelda Bentham

Zelda joined Aviva in 1989 and is the Group Head of Sustainability focusing on global challenges affecting our customers, our business and the insurance sector.

Dave Lovely

Dave Lovely

Dave Lovely is the global claims director at Aviva general insurance 

Steve Waygood

Dr Steve Waygood

Steve Waygood is Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva plc

Simon Oswald

Simon Oswald

Simon Oswald is UK Public Policy Manager at Aviva plc

Sam White

Sam is the global lead on sustainability issues at Aviva.

Victor Riega

Victor Riega 2

Victor Riega joined Aviva in November 2010 and is the Group CR Governance and Risk Consultant. His role includes responsibility in human rights policy, non-financial reporting, business ethics and ESG indices and surveys.

Karen Arthur

Karen Arthur

Karen Arthur has worked at Aviva for 25 years and is the Manager of the Tenants Contents Insurance Unit.

Maurice Tulloch

Maurice Tulloch - The Aviva Blog

Maurice joined Aviva in 1992 and is chief executive officer of Aviva UK & Ireland General Insurance with responsibility for leading Aviva's largest general insurance business.

Joe Booth

Joe Booth

Joe is an Internal Communications Consultant in Aviva’s Global Communications team. 

Andrew Brem

Andrew brem

Andrew joined Aviva in December 2014 as chief digital officer.  Andrew is accountable for driving Aviva’s group-wide digital transformation which will have a significant impact on every aspect of our interactions with customers.

Diane Chapman

Diane Chapman

Diane Chapman is a Creditor Risk & Governance Manager at Aviva UK, working to ensure we manage our business risks and ensure we comply with all our regulations to protect our customers and brand reputation. Diane is also an Aviva Corporate Responsibility Champion.

Anna Stone

Anna Stone

Anna Stone was appointed Group Archivist of Aviva in November 2000.

She discovered archives as a career half way through a degree in History at Exeter University. After a year of work experience in the archive section at Lloyds TSB, she took her MA in archives and records management at University College London. This included further work placements at BT and the Bank of England. Her first job after qualifying was as deputy archivist for Guinness based in an old hop store on the Park Royal Brewery.

Her first task on joining Aviva was to set up a new group archive in Norwich and transfer to it the archives of General Accident and Commercial Union which were then stored in Perth and London.

Alicia Jennings

Alicia Jennings

Alicia Jennings works in the Aviva Group Reporting team as a Senior Project Manager responsible for managing the corporate reporting suite. 

Louise Colley

Louise Colley

Louise has worked for Aviva for twenty-six years (across all brands CU, CGU, NU and Aviva) and has gained a wealth of experience working across Strategy, Distribution, Marketing and propositions development for Annuities, Pensions and Protection.

 Louise is currently the Managing Director of Protection and a member of the Life Executive team.

Nick Mayhew

Nick Mayhew

Nick Mayhew is a Claims Supply Chain Manager in UK General Insurance. He has worked for Aviva since 2011, and is currently part of the Property Supply Chain Team.

Paul Heybourne

Paul Heybourne

Paul is our Global Digital Innovation Lead with a focus on both internal and external idea sources and has a track record of bringing new innovations to market, including moving traditional traded products online, digitising back office process, and leading our engagement with the start up technology community.

 

Julie Higman

Julie Higman

Julie Higman has worked in Aviva's Income Protection team for over 16 years.

Matthew Parkhouse

Matthew Parkhouse meets Pudsey

Matt Parkhouse is a communications consultant in Aviva's retail operations communications team.  He is responsible for communications, local corporate responsibility projects and supporting fundraising and volunteering events.

Umang Patel

Umang Patel

Dr Umang Patel is clinical transformation lead at Aviva UK Health

Alison Cole

Alison Cole

Alison Cole works in the UK life Risk team supporting the Chief Risk Officer and her team who manage and analyse Risk. 

Robert Ledger

Robert Ledger

Robert has worked in the insurance industry for 26 years, predominantly within Aviva and its legacy companies. Robert's background includes sales, marketing, operational and telematics based roles.

Joanne Goddard

Joanne Goddard

Joanne Goddard is the Group Head of Corporate Responsibility Governance and Engagement at Aviva plc. She has responsibility of communicating and managing Aviva’s corporate responsibility to internal and external stakeholders including the Living Wage Foundation.  

Simon Warsop

Simon Warsop

Simon has been with Aviva for 15 years and is the general insurance chief underwriting officer for personal lines.

James Dalby

James Dalby is Market Intelligence Manager in Aviva's UK Life business. James has worked in financial services for 20 years and has always been focussed on investment related matters.     

Sue Winston

Sue Winston

Head of communications at Aviva plc

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