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Aviva names new CRO and CIO

Aviva names new CRO and CIO | Insurance Business UK

Aviva names new CRO and CIO

Aviva has added to its executive committee line-up with the appointments of Andrea Montague (pictured above) as chief risk officer and John Cummings (pictured below) as chief information officer.

Both Montague and Cummings will report to Aviva group chief executive officer Amanda Blanc. Their appointments are subject to regulatory approval

Montague joined Aviva in April 2020 as a group chief financial officer. She previously worked at Royal London and Standard Life in senior finance and audit leadership roles, which included as deputy group finance director and chief internal auditor.

Cummings was most recently the CIO for Aviva’s UK general insurance business. He has had a career in technology, which included roles at Vodafone and BT. According to a release, Cummings’ appointment to the executive committee “reflects the critical importance of technology and digital” to the company’s transformation.

“The promotions of Andrea and John are richly deserved and reflect the depth of talent within Aviva,” said Amanda Blanc. “The appointments will further strengthen our executive team as we continue to focus on the critical task of transforming our performance.”