Aviva is shaking up its Board and Committees, according to a statement from the insurer.
It said that Belen Romana Garcia and Patricia Cross will retire from the Board following the conclusion of the Company’s AGM on 9 May 2022, having served eight and seven years respectively. Meanwhile, Andrea Blance has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 21 February 2022.
George Culmer, chair of the Board, said: “I would like to thank both Patricia and Belen for their contribution to Aviva and to the Board. They have both, in particular, been enormously helpful in the setting and delivery of Aviva’s new strategy and in providing wise and helpful counsel, for which I am hugely grateful. We wish them well.”
He added: “We are delighted to welcome Andrea to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Andrea is an experienced business leader and Board member who brings extensive experience of the financial services industry and a detailed understanding of customers, risk and regulation.”
According to Aviva, Balance was non-executive director of Scottish Widows, Lloyds Banking Group Insurance, and ReAssure Group plc. She has also held a number of senior roles during her executive career, including as strategy and marketing director and as CRO of Legal & General Group.