She has been made a Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Aviva chief executive Amanda Blanc has been awarded a Damehood in the 2024 New Year Honours list.

The list recognises people who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping the UK.

Blanc was highlighted in the 2024 list for services to business, gender equality and net zero.

In turn, she was made a Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

‘More to do’

Blanc replaced Maurice Tulloch as the chief executive of Aviva back in 2020.

Her Damehood came after being presented the Industry Achiever Award at the Insurance Times Awards in December 2023.

The award aimed to acknowledge an individual in the market who had continued to push boundaries.

The panel that selected Blanc for the award noted that she had “continued to steer Aviva to success over the past year”, while she had also “spoken out admirably on issues such as environmental transformation, work-life balance and the continued problem of sexism within the industry, to great effect”.

Blanc added: ”It is very nice to be recognised. I don’t feel like it is the end of the lifetime, so I have still got plenty more to do! But it is very special to be recognised by your own industry.”