The appointments are ‘richly deserved and reflect the depth of talent’ at the group, says Aviva top boss

Insurer Aviva has promoted Andrea Montague and John Cummings to its executive committee.

As part of the c-suite shift, Montague will also become the insurer’s chief risk officer.

Montague joined Aviva in April 2020 as the company’s chief financial controller. Previously, she worked at Royal London and Standard Life in senior finance and audit leadership roles, including deputy group finance director and chief internal auditor.

Cummings, Aviva’s group chief information officer (CIO), was previously CIO for the insurer’s UK general insurance business. His career in technology has included roles at Vodafone and BT.

According to the insurer, Cummings’ appointment reflects the importance of technology and digital in Aviva’s transformation strategy.

Transforming performance

Both appointments will report to Aviva’s group chief executive Amanda Blanc.

Blanc said: “The promotions of Andrea and John are richly deserved and reflect the depth of talent within Aviva.

“The appointments will further strengthen our executive team as we continue to focus on the critical task of transforming our performance”.