Greg Somerville fills role vacated by new UK GI chief

Aviva has appointed Greg Somerville to replace Maurice Tulloch as chief executive of its Canadian operations.

Tulloch became chief executive of Aviva’s UK general insurance (GI) business at the beginning of October, replacing outgoing UK GI head Robin Spencer.

Somerville joined Aviva in 1992 and most recently was executive vice-president of broker distribution for Aviva Canada.

He was previously executive vice-president of claims and (re)insurance at the Canadian operations.

He has also worked for State Farm and Liberty Mutual.

Aviva group chief executive Mark Wilson said: “Greg Somerville is a well-recognised and established executive in the Canadian property and casualty market, with strong and long-standing relationships with brokers across the Canadian market. Aviva Canada is a key strategic operation for the Group, and Greg is the right leader for us at this time.

“The appointment of Greg reflects the depth and quality of Aviva’s senior team in Canada. Greg will ensure a seamless management transition in the business for our employees, customers and brokers.”