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Aviva appoints Stephen Doherty as Chief Brand and Corporate Affairs Officer

Aviva today announces the appointment of Stephen Doherty as Chief Brand and Corporate Affairs Officer. This is a new role at Aviva and Stephen will join the Group Executive Committee, reporting to Aviva Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Blanc.

Stephen Doherty

Stephen will commence his role at Aviva in March 2021, and will lead on brand, public policy, corporate responsibility, communications and customer strategy.

Stephen is currently Managing Director, Group Head of Corporate Relations at Barclays PLC and was previously Director of Communications at Diageo PLC.  He has also held senior roles at the international communications consultancies Cohn & Wolfe, Edelman and Weber Shandwick. Stephen’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

"Aviva has a strong brand and reputation, which play a critical role in our success. We are committed to strengthening and developing this key area of differentiation for our business. I am delighted we have appointed someone of Stephen’s calibre and experience in this significant, new role at Aviva."
Amanda Blanc, Aviva Chief Executive Officer

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