Barral set to leave Aviva

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David Barral, the current CEO of Aviva UK&I Life, will be leaving the group at the end of May, it was announced today.

Aviva has announced a number of senior appointments, subject to the completion of the all-share acquisition of Friends Life by Aviva.

This announcement follows Aviva and Friends Life shareholders’ approval of the transaction on March 26 2015. It is expected that, if the Guernsey Court sanctions the scheme on April 10 2015, the transaction will complete on April 13 2015.

Aviva announced in December that Andy Briggs, the current CEO of Friends Life, will become CEO of the enlarged Aviva UK & Ireland Life business.

The statement added: “David Barral, the current CEO of Aviva UK&I Life, will be leaving the group at the end of May. Whilst we have been working with David to identify potential options to retain him within the group, he has decided that now is the right time to move on with the next stage of his career.”

Mark Wilson, group chief executive officer, said: “I would like to thank David for his distinguished service to the group. David has had a successful career with Aviva spanning 16 years. Over the last three years, David has been a

member of the group executive and has been a great partner during Aviva’s turnaround. We all wish him well as he pursues the next chapter.”