Aviva has begun its search for its new chief financial officer 

Aviva’s chief financial officer and director, Jason Windsor, has resigned. 

Windsor will leave in July 2022 to become chief financial officer at York-based housebuilding firm Persimmon. 

Over the next sixth months, Windsor will remain focusses on the delivery of Aviva’s full year results due on 2 March 2022 as well as ensuring an effective transition of his responsibilities.

Aviva is currently recruiting for a new chief financial officer. 

Amanda Blanc, Aviva’s group chief executive said: “Windsor has been a valued colleague at Aviva in a variety of roles since joining the group in 2010, including as chief financial officer over the past two and half years, an important of transformation for the company.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank him, on behalf of the board and colleagues across Aviva, for his commitment and contribution during his time here. He will leave with our best wishes for his future career.”

Eleven tremendous years

Windsor first started at Aviva plc in 2010 as chief strategy and planning officer, before progressing to chief strategy and development officer in Feb 2013.

Come April 2013, Windsor moved up to director at Aviva Investors.

In July 2014, Windsor became Aviva’s chief capital and investments officer, before entering his most recent position as UK chief financial officer.

Windsor said: “I have had eleven tremendous years at Aviva, but the time is now right for the challenge of a new sector, and I am hugely excited at the opportunity of being part of Persimmon. I wish Blanc and the rest of Aviva all the best for the future.

“I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last 18 months. The business is performing strongly and has great potential. I strongly believe that the strategy is right, and that it will deliver significant value for Aviva’ customers and shareholders.”

Prior to Aviva, Windsor worked as a managing director at Morgan Stanley for 15 years.