Former Aviva UK and Ireland chief executive to join next month

Former Aviva UK and Ireland GI chief executive Robin Spencer has been appointed chief executive of international insurance at Dutch insurer NN Group.

Spencer will join NN Group’s management board on 1 August and assume responsibility for international insurance, including Insurance Europe, Japan Life, Japan Closed Block VA and NN Re on 1 September.

NN Group chief executive Lard Friese said: “Robin is an experienced insurance executive who brings extensive international life and non-life experience to our team. He has an outstanding track record in enhancing profitability, managing sustainable growth and cash generation, which is a key element of NN’s international business strategy.” 

Spencer said: “It is a privilege to become responsible for the international businesses of NN Group at this very exciting time. NN has strong, diversified positions in a number of European markets and Japan. I look forward to help further improve our profitability, cash and return on capital.” 

Spencer left Aviva in October and was its UK and Ireland chief executive for one year and formerly the group’s chief risk officer. He was succeeded by Maurice Tulloch.