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Aviva UK names Adam Winslow as new CEO

27th May 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

London-based insurer Aviva has appointed Adam Winslow as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UK & Ireland General Insurance.

AvivaWinslow brings over 20 years’ experience in the general and life insurance industry, including roles at AIG and Allianz.

He has experience within senior management in personal and commercial lines across operations and broker relationships.

Earlier in his career, Winslow was Director of Partnerships and Director of Retail at Aviva, responsible for running some of Aviva’s most significant general insurance partnerships.

He was most recently CEO of Aviva’s international businesses responsible for overseeing Aviva’s successful strategic divestment programme.

In his new role, he will continue to report to Aviva Group CEO Amanda Blanc and be a member of Aviva’s Group Executive Committee.

Winslow replaces Colm Holmes who is leaving Aviva to become CEO of Allianz Holdings plc.

Amanda Blanc, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Aviva is a market leader in General Insurance in the UK & Ireland, with significant ambitions for growth as we transform the performance of our core businesses following the reshaping of the Group.

“Adam’s talent and capability have been amply demonstrated in his leadership of our successful programme of eight divestments over the past eight months. Having now concluded the strategic refocusing of our portfolio, I am delighted to appoint him to this pivotal role, and his next challenge in Aviva.”

Winslow added: “The General Insurance business in the UK and Ireland is an area of huge strength for Aviva, but also a business with exciting growth potential that I want to help realise. I’m looking forward to getting after that growth, working closely with our important broker partners, and supporting the delivery of our strategy.”

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