Aviva has appointed Mark Hodges, CEO of Norwich Union Life, as an executive director.

Mr Mark will join Aviva’s two existing executive directors on the board – group CEO Andrew Moss, and group finance director Philip Scott.

Mr Mark has worked with the group for 17 years, having joined Norwich Union shortly after qualifying as an accountant in 1991. He previously held roles as finance director and then managing director of Norwich Union General Insurance. He was appointed the CEO of Norwich Union Life in April 2006.

Lord Sharman, chairman of Aviva, said: We took the decision to increase the number of executive directors on our board and I am delighted that we have appointed Mark, who has an exceptional mix of experience and abilities. I welcome him to the board.