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European Financial Services Round Table

Andrew Moss
Group Chief Executive
Aviva plc

Andrew Moss has been Group Chief Executive of Aviva plc, the world’s fifth largest insurance company since July 2007.

Since taking the helm at Aviva, Andrew has transformed Aviva’s operating model from a federation of independent businesses trading in 27 different countries into a successful global business operating under a single global brand.

Under his leadership, Aviva created a new regional structure to get closer to customers and to unlock its full potential as a global company. Since then the company has strengthened its market position in the UK, become Europe's largest bank partner for insurance and doubled the size of its US life and savings business. Aviva has also invested in future markets, significantly growing our Asian business to become China's second largest foreign life insurer and entered several new markets including Taiwan and South Korea.

At the same time, Aviva has continued to deliver strong results despite tough economic conditions. The productivity across the group has been improved and its capital position significantly strengthened.

Andrew joined Aviva as Group Finance Director in May 2004 and has been a member of the plc board since that time. Prior to joining Aviva, Andrew was Director of finance, risk management and operations at Lloyds' of London. Key achievements during his tenure there were to transform Lloyds' financial reporting model and to manage the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy.

Prior to joining Lloyds' he was Chief Financial Officer for the investment bank and treasury businesses at HSBC, having previously worked in the global investment management business at Citibank.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Andrew holds a degree in law from Christ Church, Oxford.

He is a chartered accountant, having trained with Coopers and Lybrand (which later merged to become PricewaterhouseCoopers). He is a frequent public speaker on financial reporting and practices, and an authority on risk and capital management.

In 2008 Andrew co-chaired the Insurance Industry Working Group with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Its members, UK Insurance Chief Executives, considered the long term opportunities for the UK insurance industry.

Outside of work

Andrew has a keen interest in golf, rugby and gardening.