Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland DAC (Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland) has today announced the appointment of Barry Cudmore as Chief Executive Officer, subject to regulatory approval. Barry will take up his role in the first half of 2023 and will work closely with Interim CEO Dave Swanton to ensure a smooth transition.
Barry Cudmore is currently Chief Financial Officer at the UK insurer LV= Life and Pensions and has extensive experience in senior executive roles over 25 years across several European insurance markets. This includes serving as Group Chief Financial Officer at Athora Holding and CEO of Aegon Ireland. Barry is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and studied Actuarial and Financial Studies at University College Dublin. He is married with three children and lives in Ireland.
Our life business is a significant player in the Irish market and a core part of Aviva’s business. I look forward to working closely with Barry in building on the development of our business and delivering for our customers and brokers. I would also like to express our gratitude to Dave Swanton for his contribution in managing our business during the interim period.Paul Raleigh, Chairman, Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland
Doug Brown CEO UK & Ireland Life said: “Barry has a wealth of relevant experience in Ireland and internationally and is well placed to lead this business as we drive growth’
Barry Cudmore said: “I am delighted to be joining Aviva as CEO of Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland. Given the company’s strength and the pace of market innovation, this is a really exciting time to be joining the business. I am very much looking forward to meeting and working closely with our people, brokers and customers in the new year.”