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Aviva appoints George Culmer as an Independent Non-Executive Director

Aviva plc (“Aviva” or the “Company”) has appointed Mr George Culmer as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 25 September 2019. He will also join the Board Audit, Risk and Nomination Committees.

Independent Non-Executive Director, George Culmer

George was Chief Financial Officer of Lloyds Banking Group until 2 August 2019. During his seven years at Lloyds Banking Group, George was instrumental in restoring the bank’s financial performance and bringing it back to full private ownership. George has extensive insurance experience and was previously a director and Chief Financial Officer of RSA Insurance Group plc; Head of Capital Management of Zurich Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer of its UK operations.  Prior to that George held various senior management positions at Prudential.

George brings significant board level experience with 15 years as a FTSE 100 Chief Financial Officer. He also has a deep understanding of insurance and wider financial services. George is an outstanding addition to our Board and I am delighted to welcome him to Aviva.
Chairman

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