Aviva publishes on its website:
“Aviva plc (“Aviva”) is pleased to announce the appointment of George Culmer as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from the 27th May 2020, following the Aviva AGM.
Aviva plc (“Aviva”) is pleased to announce the appointment of George Culmer as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from the 27th May 2020, following the Aviva AGM. George will succeed Sir Adrian Montague who will retire from the Board on 31st May 2020. This follows the announcement Aviva made on 21st January 2020 that Sir Adrian would retire as Chairman this year.
George Culmer brings extensive experience in insurance and broader financial services to the role. George is currently Aviva’s Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, a role he assumed in January 2020. George joined Aviva as a Non-Executive Director in September 2019. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Rolls Royce Holdings plc.
George was previously Chief Financial Officer of Lloyds Banking Group plc and Chief Financial Officer of RSA Insurance Group plc. George has also had senior roles at Zurich Financial Services and Prudential plc.
The appointment of George Culmer follows a thorough external and internal selection process led by the Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board. The appointment has been approved by the PRA and FCA. The Board has initiated a process to appoint a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director to succeed George Culmer.