Trevor Matthews has been appointed as Aviva UK’s CEO.
He has also become an executive director of Aviva.
Matthews replaces Mark Hodges who has resigned from the board of Aviva plc to join Towergate Insurance as its group chief executive.
Matthews is currently vice chairman of Friends Life and was previously CEO of Friends Provident Holdings (UK) plc.
He has also been also chief executive of Standard Life’s UK life and pensions business, managing director of Legal & General in Australia and is currently chairman of the Financial Skills Partnership in the UK.
Andrew Moss, group chief executive of Aviva, said: “After a successful career at Aviva I am very sorry to see Mark leave