Aviva ramps up corporate risks and specialty lines business with new managing director

Aviva has appointed David Hall as managing director of corporate risks and specialty lines in its UK general insurance business.

Hall is joining from Zurich, where he was chief executive for global corporate UK business.

Hall said: “I’m delighted to be joining Aviva and relish the challenge of building a market leading business in Aviva.”

He will be responsible for building the corporate risks and specialty lines business and will be part of Aviva’s UK general insurance executive team, reporting to UK general insurance chief David McMillan.

McMillan said: “We are delighted to have someone of David’s calibre join Aviva which underlines our ambition and commitment to grow our corporate risks and specialty lines business.

“David has a great reputation in this market, with a proven track record based on more than 20 years in the business.”

McMillan added: “We already have a very strong, profitable presence in the specialty lines arena. Aviva trades in a number of different sectors and our plan is to build upon our current position of strength, as well as the early success we have seen with corporate risk solutions, and achieve significant and profitable growth across all sectors.”

Hall’s will join Aviva early next year and his appointment follows a number of recent hires in Aviva's corporate risks business.

Dipak Warren joined Aviva as corporate risk solutions director from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance in September. A number of her former colleagues, including property underwriting manager John Tiernan, joined her last month.

Warren, who currently reports into chief underwriting officer Axel Schmidt, will report into Hall once he joins.