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European Financial Services Round Table

Mr Richard Harvey
Group Chief Executive

Richard Harvey is Group Chief Executive of Aviva plc, the UK’s largest insurance group, formed in May 2000 by the merger of Norwich Union and CGU. He was, previously, Deputy Group Chief Executive of the Group. Richard is also Non-Executive Chairman of Norwich Union Life. In 2005, Aviva acquired the RAC.

Richard joined the Norwich Union Group in 1992 as Chief Executive of its New Zealand interests. He returned to the UK in 1993 as General Manager (Finance). As Group Finance Director, he was instrumental in the demutualisation and flotation of Norwich Union in 1997 and, following a period as Deputy Group Chief Executive, became Group Chief Executive of Norwich Union plc on 1 January 1998.

Richard is a member of the CBI’s Governing Council and the CBI President’s Committee. From July 2003 – July 2005, he was Chairman of the Association of British Insurers.