Report claims Haste has no interest in replacing Andrew Moss if approached

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Former RSA chief executive Andy Haste does not want the top job at Aviva, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Haste had been tipped by analysts as the favourite to replace Andrew Moss as Aviva chief executive after his departure last week.

Haste attempted to acquire Aviva’s general insurance operation when he was in charge at RSA.

However the report claims he has told friends he is not interested in the job, adding that a well placed source said he has not been approached about the Aviva job and is likely to take a new role in the US or in private equity.

Current Aviva finance director Pat Regan is now the bookies favourite to fill the vacant role.

The paper also reported that Moss had demanded a 9.5% pay rise just weeks before his exit.

Had Moss been given the increase it would have taken his basic salary from £960,000 to £1.05 million.