Phil Pavitt will oversee Aviva’s IT change programme

Phil Pavitt Aviva

Aviva has hired Phil Pavitt as IT transformation director.

He will report to Aviva’s chief operations officer Cathryn Riley when he joins the company on 7 January 2013.

The new role will see Pavitt directing Aviva’s IT change programme across the group.

Aviva said in a statement he will be responsible for rationalising and simplifying its IT, adopting a modern digital architecture, improving service to customers and reducing IT revenue and capital expense costs.

Pavitt was previously general director of change at HM Revenue & Customs.

Riley said: “IT is central to our business and, like the transformation we are going through across Aviva, requires a step change (in what and how we deliver) in order to meet the needs of our customers. I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Phil Pavitt in this pivotal role as we simplify and modernise our IT estate.”