UK Life has appointed a top executive of the business group as the successor of retiring chief financial officer John Lister.
Jason Windsor, Aviva
group’s chief capital and investments officer, will take on his new role as UK Life CFO in September 2016. His replacement will be named in due time, the insurer said.
Windsor’s appointment was announced following Lister’s decision to end his 36 years in the business.
UK Life CEO Andy Briggs said Windsor will continue the legacy left by Lister in the company.
“I’m delighted that Jason will be joining the Aviva
UK Life team, his experience and expertise will ensure we maintain the strong financial leadership that John has so successfully established over his many years of service within the business,” Briggs said.
Windsor joined Aviva
in August 2010 and has been responsible for the group’s strategy, mergers and acquisitions, capital and insurance investments. A former chief strategy and development officer and chief strategy and planning officer, he is also credited for the establishment of Aviva
Ventures and for playing a key role in the acquisition of Friends Life in 2015.
Before moving to Aviva
, Windsor served as managing director in the financial institutions group at Morgan Stanley for 15 years.
Lister started with Aviva
in 1980 as an actuarial trainee and has held numerous senior roles across the group, concluding as CFO of UK Life.
“I would like to thank John for his outstanding contribution. Aviva
has benefitted enormously from John’s deep knowledge of the company; his technical expertise and his integrity and values,” said Briggs.
“Most recently, his work on the acquisition of Friends Life ensured a smooth integration between the two companies. I wish him well in his retirement.”