Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland announces appointment of new CEO

Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland DAC (Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland) today announces the appointment of Dave Elliot as Chief Executive Officer following Tom Browne’s decision to retire after 40 years of working life. Dave will take up his role on 1 August and will work closely with Tom over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

Dave Elliot is currently Chief of Staff to the Group CEO at Aviva plc having previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Aviva International and Director of Investor Relations.  A qualified chartered accountant, he joined Aviva in 2009.  Dave has been a Director of Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland since June 2018.

Commenting, Paul Raleigh, Chairman, Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland said: “Our life business is a significant player in the Irish market and an important part of Aviva’s European business. I look forward to working closely with Dave as he manages the business through a challenging period arising from the impact of Covid-19.

Commenting, Patrick Dixneuf, CEO, Aviva Europe said: “I am pleased to welcome Dave Elliot as our new CEO.  As a Board Director of Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland for the past two years, he has an in-depth knowledge of our life business in Ireland and brings significant senior management experience from across the Aviva group to the role.

Tom Browne has made a tremendous contribution to our life business since he joined Aviva following the acquisition of Friends First in 2018.  He has overseen the successful integration of the two life businesses and the establishment of Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland as a regulated legal entity in Ireland. Tom has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career in the insurance sector in Ireland working with Irish Life, Zurich, Friends First and Aviva over 40 years.  We are very sorry to see him go and we thank him for steering the business successfully through these major changes and wish him a long, happy and healthy future”, concluded Patrick Dixneuf.

Dave Elliot said: “I am delighted to be taking over the CEO role from Tom and look forward to taking Aviva Life and Pensions Ireland on to the next stage of its development in Ireland. I believe we are well prepared to address the changing and challenging market landscape in 2020 and beyond.  I look forward to meeting and working closely with our people, brokers and customers.” 

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